State donates digital thermometers to help manage the risk of COVID-19 and assist people in Aboriginal communities

Werin gets digital thermometers

Local Aboriginal communities are set to benefit from a share of the NSW government's donation of more than 700 digital thermometers to Aboriginal organisations across NSW to help them monitor and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Transport for NSW donated the thermometers to support the work carried out by a number of organisations who have a lead role in Aboriginal community health.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, different parts of the NSW government have been working together to manage the risk of the virus and assist people in Aboriginal communities across the state.

The pandemic has been a challenging time for all communities and Aboriginal people aged 50 and older, with one or more chronic medical conditions, are at higher risk so it's important we do everything possible to help slow the spread of the virus.

Locally the Werin Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre on Lake Road was among the more than 220 organisations across the state to receive the donated thermometers.

This additional support will allow these organisations to better protect staff, customers and their wider communities while they continue to deliver frontline services.

We will continue to do everything we can to manage the risk of the virus and assist people across NSW. To find out more go to

Apply for a sports defibrillator grant

Sports organisations and councils are reminded to apply for a grant for potentially life-saving equipment in the NSW government's Local Sport Defibrillator Grant Program.

It is vital facilities are equipped to respond to life-threatening situations. With more and more people remaining active at an older age, early access to a defibrillator could mean the difference between life and death in the event of a cardiac arrest.

It's crucial our clubs and councils are equipped to respond to these life-threatening emergencies.

The program is open until April 12, 2021. For more go to: