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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 link here to take you to a document with a summary of the resources available during this period. The document is updated routinely.

For more information about COVID-19 in Australia, click here.

For information about COVID-19 & SCD in children see this link

For information about COVID-19 & SCD in Adults see this link


For other questions regarding SCD and COVID 19, email us on

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. 


For Digital and Telephone Supports for Mental Health during COVID-19

Letters sent to State Premiers regarding Covid-19 and immunocompromised Individuals especially those living with Sickle Cell Disease