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COVID-19 Resources

These resources are being regularly updated and revised as new information becomes available.

Updated 13 January 2021 to include recent changes to restrictions. Updated 17 December 2020 to include recent changes to CFA activities. Updated 13 November 2020.

Information on Financial Support and Resources can be found separately by clicking here. 


Coronavirus hotline

If you suspect you may have the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) call the dedicated hotline on 1800-675-398 – open 24 hours, 7 days.


Federal (Commonwealth) Updates

This site is regularly updated to give you the latest Coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia https://www.australia.gov.au/ 


Victorian Updates

The Department of Health and Human Services provides an authoritative source of information, updates and advice about the outbreak of COVID-19. This page includes information on current restrictions, and information sheets outlining the facts, symptoms, resources and advice. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus 


Victoria’s Current Restriction Levels

Information about Victoria’s current restriction levels can be found on the Department of Health and Human Services Website https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/victorias-restriction-levels-covid-19 


CFA Wellbeing Support

CFA Wellbeing Support Line 1800 959 232. More resources from CFA in relation to wellbeing can be found on Brigades Online https://www.members.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=MentalHealth 

CFA Resources

The landing page for all CFA updates and resources can be found in the members area of Brigades Online. You can access it here. 

Information available includes:

Chief Officer’s Statement of Intent 

Chief Officer’s directions 

Latest Updates from CFA’s Pandemic Management Team 

Guidance notes and Operational Bulletins 

Resources and Work Instructions 


My Brigade

Permitted Activities


Operations Bulletins and Guidance Notes:

Name Date Issued
Guidance Note 002 v6 – EMR & Infection Control 28/08/2020
Guidance Note 003 v3 – Leave Provisions & Support Arrangements 20/11/2020
Guidance Note 004 v2 – Cleaning 24/08/200
Guidance Note 005 v3 – Working Remotely 24/08/2020
Guidance Note 006 v3 – Volunteer Brigades 20/11/2020
Guidance Note 007 v3 – Cleaning following confirmed COVID-19 case 12/10/2020
Guidance Note 009 v3 – EMR procedures and equipment 24/08/2020
Guidance Note 010 v2 – Infection Risk Mitigation Precautions and Practices 28/08/2020
Guidance Note 011 v3 – Non EMR Brigades with O2 Resuscitation and O2 Therapy Equipment 28/08/2020
Guidance Note 012 v4 – Maximum Crewing of CFA Appliances and Transport Vehicles 02/11/2020
Guidance Note 013 v4 – Arrival at CFA Integrated Stations – Temperature Checks 16/12/2020
Guidance Note 015 v2 – Responses to Health, Aged, Residential Care, Quarantine Hotels 12/08/2020
Guidance Note 016 v4 – Volunteer Brigades – Temperature Checks, Use of Thermometers 16/10/2020
Guidance Note 018 v1 – Planned burning including prescribed burning during COVID-19 01/09/2020
Guidance Note 020 v1 – Use of private equipment 01/10/2020
Guidance Note 021 v1 – Non-Emergency Management Agency persons attending fireground operations 05/10/2020


CFA's Pandemic Management Team Recent Updates

Update Date Issued
Pandemic Management Team Update: Risk of Coronavirus still active in our communities 08/01/2021
Pandemic Management Team Update: New restrictions in Victoria; changes to mask advice 31/12/2020
Pandemic Management Team Update: NSW-Victoria border closure; Return to Work Locations; Thank you 23/12/2020

Training and Skills Maintenance

Information on CFA training and advice including FAQs can be found online here.


Other Useful Resources

Department of Health and Human Services Daily Updates on COVID-19 in Victoria


Federal Government Fact Sheets


Consumer Affairs Victoria


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