Covid vaccines update

Information is starting to become available on Australia-wide Covid-19 vaccination. These sites offer useful information that is now being updated regularly.

https://www.ncirs.org.au/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-frequently-asked-questions

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines

https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/covid-19-vaccination

When more local information becomes available to us, we will share it with you here and on our Facebook page.

Gateway Health responds to new “short, sharp” lockdown

There will be a need to reschedule some Gateway Health appointments due to the new 5-day Covid-19 lockdown announced by the Victorian Premier, starting 11:59pm Friday 12 February.

If you have an appointment scheduled any time from Monday 15/2 to Wednesday 17/2, you can expect to be contacted by us.  

Gateway Health phone reception will continue to operate as usual.

For latest State-wide information on the five-day lockdown, go to: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Video reaches diverse communities

We all need iron in our diet to keep our bodies healthy and working properly. A new video from Gateway Health provides interesting information on just how important it is, and how we can make sure we’re getting enough.

Even better the video is also available in a range of languages spoken by some of our newest migrant groups in the community.

Working with the Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council (AWECC), the Gateway Health video has been produced in English, and translated into three languages commonly spoken amongst newer arrivals: Swahili, Kinyarwanda, and Nepali.

Select here to read more: Video reaches diverse communities

Malnutrition a problem close to home

When we hear the word ‘malnutrition’ many people tend to think of third-world countries, famines and natural disasters.

But malnutrition can be a problem much closer to home, even in a relatively prosperous country like Australia – and even in regional Victoria.

To help raise awareness of malnutrition issues, Australia’s first ever Malnutrition Week is being held from 6-9 October.

Select here to read more: Malnutrition a problem close to home

FREE tax help at Gateway Health!

Did you know you can get free help with your tax return at Gateway Health? Yes, we care about your financial health too!

At our Wodonga office we’re hosting a free service provided by the Australian Tax Office, using expert volunteers, through September and October 2020. To be eligible you need to have earned less than $60,000 over the financial year.

Book a time by calling Gateway Health Wodonga – (02) 6022 8888.

Free legal advice by phone

Free legal advice is made available to Gateway Health clients through our links to the Hume Riverina Community Legal Service. In normal times it’s been possible to arrange to see someone on our premises, though during Covid-19 this is not possible.

But Hume Riverina Community Legal Service is now offering a free phone service. Gateway Health clients can access it through their normal contact person at Gateway Health, or by calling the Legal Service direct – 1800 918 377.

Download the Free Legal Help at Gateway flyer to view an overview of their services.

 

Language help for border permits

Some useful videos have been created to explain the process for getting a border permit in a range of languages spoken by newer migrant groups in the community, courtesy of Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council (AWECC). If you know someone who might need this help, please point them in the right direction to these video links!

The videos include translated information of how to get tested for Covid 19 in Albury Wodonga, as well as

Select here to read more: Language help for border permits
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