Community updates

25 August 2020

Posted by VACCHO Policy and Communications Unit on 25 August 2020

VACCHO acknowledges that many of our Communities across Victoria are having a difficult time lately. We know long periods of isolation without seeing our loved ones is tricky and doesn’t promote social and emotional wellbeing and healing.

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11 August 2020

Posted on 11 August 2020

VACCHO is proud of Communities for doing the right thing during this time and for staying at home where possible. We have always known that Aboriginal Communities are strong, resilient and powerful—and the way Communities have come together since the start of COVID-19 has re-enforced this fact. VACCHO’s Members and Aboriginal people in Victoria are collectively working together to ensure that everyone from Elders to boorais are safe, well and looked after.

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28 July 2020

Posted on 7 August 2020

VACCHO would like to say thank you to Communities for their commitment to stopping the spread of COVID-19. We understand that physical distancing and staying at home can be difficult and a disruption to everyday life, but it is a precaution we all must take.

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14 July 2020

Posted on 16 July 2020

VACCHO would like to say thank you to all the Communities who have come together to support one another during this difficult time. We are so proud to be part of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, and find strength in the resilience and compassion that has been shown by mob across the State.

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2 June 2020

Posted on 30 June 2020

VACCHO recognises that it has been an especially difficult time, and many Community members are working tirelessly to support the social and emotional wellbeing of friends and loved ones. The current COVID-19 context has a range of impacts on our mental and physical health, and practicing social distancing—while necessary—can make us feel alienated and removed from our most cherished support systems.

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5 May 2020

Posted on 8 May 2020

Community transmission of COVID-19 is continuing to decrease across the State of Victoria.

To date, there have been 4 cases of COVID-19 ranging in ages from 30-59. This is down from 5 as reported last week due to inaccurate reporting. This will hopefully be addressed in the coming days and weeks to give us a better sense of Community transmission in our Communities. 

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14 April 2020

Posted on 14 April 2020

We are so lucky to have seen minimal to no spread of COVID-19 in our Aboriginal Communities. VACCHO and its Members want to thank Aboriginal Communities across the State who are staying home and still providing supports to their families, just in different ways. We know that it is a difficult and confusing time, but we must persevere as this is temporary.

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31 March 2020

Posted on 31 March 2020

VACCHO acknowledges that this is a challenging period for everyone. We are committed to doing all that we can to keep everyone informed and healthy during this time. 

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20 March 2020

Posted on 20 March 2020

Many of us now know that we are way off this pandemic reaching its peak and that the most expert health advice, is telling us we need to have a concerted focus on containment (to delay and flatten the pandemic curve) which means self-isolation, and seriously minimising all exposure and contact with others.

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