Posted: April 1st, 2020
A group of proactive Pilbara Aboriginal leaders have helped to establish an emergency COVID-19 response working group and website to help people across Western Australia.
The website – recov19er.com.au – is intended to share clear, current and correct information, including government media releases and other health and community advice for people in WA being affected by the ongoing changes impacting regional and remote areas.
The RECOV19ER working group involves a large number of local Aboriginal organisations – including several Prescribed Bodies Corporate – as well a number of government agencies and other service providers, who meet daily via teleconference to coordinate information and support.
Current priorities for the group are ensuring strong, accurate messaging to Aboriginal communities (especially remote communities) and securing/confirming essential supplies, e.g. food security and access to health/medical/hygiene provisions.
Full media statement can be found here