Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Reviewed 21.04.2020


Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This webpage will be regularly updated to provide you with up-to-date information surrounding the current COVID-19 outbreak. Remember if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 please seek medical care by contacting your General Practitioner (GP), or in emergencies by calling 000.


Here are some up-to-date and trusted ways you can get information on COVID-19:

Queensland Health - Queensland Health have some fantastic information on COVID-19 and the different things you can do to help lower your chances of getting the disease. . Click here to see Queensland Health's COVID-19 information

Queensland Government - Queensland Government Unite against COVID-19 has all the information that Queenslanders need to stay up-to-date and access help and advice. Click here to see Queensland Governments's Unite against COVID-19 information

Australian Government Department of Health - The Australian Government are also providing regular updates and information on COVID-19, including information on how to protect yourself and others, advice for people most at risk, and lots of other information. They also have a free COVID-19 helpline available on 1800 020 080.

Medicare and CentreLink - Medicare and CentreLink's website has a lot of information on the different types of support available to people during the COVID-19 outbreak, including Bulk Billed and telehealth essential health appointments, accessing support payments and other COVID-19 support.

Pharmacy Programs Administrator - Run by the Australian Department of Health, the Pharmacy Programs Administrator is running a COVID-19 Home Medicine Service to help people access the treatments they need. 

The Australian Rheumatology Association - The Australian Rheumatology Association have information on their website about COVID-19 and for Patients on Immune-suppressing medications. They also have links to information from other trusted organisations, including the World Health Organisation.

Arthritis Australia - New restrictions for hydroxychloroquine and salbutamol now in place (from March 24, 2020). 

The Australian Rheumatology Association - advice for GPs and other Health Professionals caring for patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE and other autoimmune diseases in the COVID-19 crisis

Arthritis Australia - New restrictions for hydroxychloroquine and salbutamol now in place (from March 24, 2020). 

COVID-19 Global Rheumatology Alliance - Physician-entered registry now available. The Global Alliance is asking clinicians use this site to report any and all cases of COVID-19 in rheumatology patients, including those with mild or no symptoms. 


Arthritis Queensland and the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As we are able to work remotely, our Brisbane Office has been closed  until further notice. We want to play our part in protecting out community through social distancing.

Our staff and our wonderful volunteers will be working from home to make sure we are able to keep on supporting Queenslanders impacted by arthritis.

Our information and support services will continue without disruption:

Our exercise program (The Joint Movement) and Community Speaker program have been temporarily halted.  We will work hard to make these programs available again as soon as it is safe to do so.

You are still able to register for The Joint Movement or request a Community Presentation for a future date via our website. 


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