Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDNA National guidelines for public health units.

Page last updated: 26 March 2020

The Series of National Guidelines have been developed in consultation with the Communicable Diseases Network Australia and endorsed by the Australian Health Protection Principle Committee. Their purpose is to provide nationally consistent advice and guidance to public health units in responding to a notifiable disease event. These guidelines capture the knowledge of experienced professionals, built on past research efforts, and provide advice on best practice based upon the best available evidence at the time of completion.

This document summarises interim recommendations for surveillance, infection control, laboratory testing and contact management for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is the first national guidance issued for COVID-19 and will be further developed into the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDNA National Guidelines for Public Health Units (COVID-19 SoNG).

Current version: 2.4, published 26 March 2020.

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