Thank you for visiting our info page about COVID-19
In these challenging times, the Doctors For Nutrition team extends heartfelt solidarity and gratitude to the clinicians in our region and globally who are on the frontlines of managing or preparing for outbreaks in their jurisdictions.
We also recognise the significant uncertainty and concern at this time among the community as a whole, including the impacts of economic and service disruption, and believe that now is an extremely important time for self-care and looking out for each other.
As a health-promotion charity focused on elevating the role of nutrition in disease prevention and care, our mission remains as vital as ever. Like everyone, we will be making some adaptations in response to the virus, but will continue our efforts undeterred.
This page will be reviewed and kept updated regularly. As always, we’ll also be communicating via social media and email. Please do stay connected with us through these channels.
Latest information and advice
The following links are our recommended sources for authoritative information about coronavirus including advice on how to reduce personal and community risk.
For health professionals
Also refer to your state or territory health department, professional peak body or college for further specific guidance. Popular quick links:
Also refer to your professional peak body or college for further specific guidance. Popular quick links:
WHO updates (as above)
The International Association of National Public Health Institutes has also gathered publicly available resources, links and documents for public health professionals globally.
DFN activities and events
Our daily operations
As our charity staff members are a small dispersed team working remotely, our day-to-day operations are continuing as normal and we are not anticipating any disruptions to our projects and services, except in relation to in-person meetings and events.
For the near term, we have put all planned in-person events on hold.
DFN-hosted events: where possible we will hold events digitally so that participants can attend remotely.
Guest appearances: for the time being we will not send representatives to appear at other in-person public events.
Speakers' Bureau: our expert speakers can still be booked for events in the latter part of 2020 or for online events, bearing in mind some of our Advisory Council will of course be diverted in the near term in response to COVID-19.
Nutrition in Healthcare Conference 2021: the conference is scheduled for 19-21 February 2021. We are monitoring the situation and will make a decision on whether to maintain the date or postpone over the coming weeks.
DFN will be keeping in-person meetings under review and exercising caution. This will result in changes to some of our activities, which may be either postponed or, where possible, conducted via teleconferencing rather than face to face.