Coronavirus Information


coronavirus sickle cell disease

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses which may cause illness in animals or humans. COVID-19 is a new virus that can cause an infection in people, including a severe respiratory illness. The Australian State and Federal Governments as well as other stakeholders have produced a range of helpful resources. Follow the links on this page to take you to a document with a summary of the resources available during this period. The documents are updated routinely.

Information about COVID-19 & SCD

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Respiratory diseases

People living with SCD are susceptible to respiratory diseases including Acute chest syndrome. Please take precautions as per instructions from different government sources. Stay home and only go out if you absolutely need to.

Mental health support

For a list of resources for digital and telephone supports for mental health during COVID-19, click the link below.

State COVID-19 guidelines & updates

See the links below for the latest COVID-19 updates per state.

Letters to state leaders regarding COVID-19

Letters sent to State Premiers regarding COVID-19 and immunocompromised individuals, especially those living with Sickle Cell Disease.