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Travel directives to staff COVID-19

Travel directives to staff COVID-19

Indigenous Affairs Community Safety COVID-19
Friday, 13 March 2020

National Indigenous Australians Agency

Update Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The National Indigenous Australian Agency (NIAA) has extensive and close engagement with around 400 indigenous communities across Australia, including many remote locations. It is important that the NIAA supports Australian Government efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to remote communities.

On this basis the CEO of NIAA has implemented a temporary halt to travel for non-essential purposes where the same objectives could be achieved via tele/videoconference, or where the trip could be postponed. While implementing the temporary halt, the NIAA is focussed on the importance of maintaining essential services and engagement in remote communities. The NIAA is carefully balancing community needs with the public health implications of any travel.