Restrictions lifting across Greater Sydney today will see virus spread accelerate. OzSAGE will
provide advice on a plan for businesses as they open up and provide an update on
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Ms Kate Cole
Professor Richard Holden
Professor Stephen Duckett
OzSAGE is a diverse and multi-disciplinary network of independent Australian experts who
are an additional resource for governments, non-government stakeholders and the
community within Australia.
This group of experts formulates independent advice on public health, health systems and
other policy matters relevant to COVID-19 control and the well-being of the Australian
population during and after the pandemic. Their advice is underpinned by the best scientific
evidence, modelling and by our values and principles.
Modelling (done by The Biosecurity Program, Kirby Institute, UNSW) of possible scenarios
following relaxing of restrictions during the Roadmap on the health system in NSW will also
OzSAGE provided a series of recommendations for the safe re-opening of Australia to
complement the National Plan and assist with the country’s goal of achieving an exit
strategy with the best possible health, social, and economic outcomes.