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Information for the community

In light of the recent Coronavirus outbreak, we urge all members of our Southern African and Australian Oleh community to stay informed on government-issued guidelines.

For the latest guidelines (25 March) issued by the Ministry of Health and Prime Minister's Office, click here.

The Ministry of Health website offers information in both Hebrew and English. This includes information on returning from overseas, close contact with patients and guidelines for home-quarantine. Please click here for more information. 

Click here for information (in English) on 'HaMagen App', created to fight the spread of coronavirus.

Members of the Southern African and Australian Oleh community, if you are in quarantine and require assistance from a volunteer, please click herePlease be aware that the details that you place on this online form are visible to the public.


If you require assistance and want your details to remain private, please click here.  


If you would like to volunteer to help a Southern African or Australian Oleh who is in quarantine, please click here and complete the necessary confidential form.

Alternatively, you may be in direct contact with Southern African and Australian Olim who have requested assistance - please click here for details. 


Telfed cannot guarantee that every request for assistance or to volunteer, will be answered.


Remember to 

  • stay informed
  • practice good hygiene
  • self-quarantine if required
  • don't panic!

Ministry of Health Hotline - *5400

IMPORTANT: Telfed is providing a platform for connecting those in quarantine with community members who wish to assist. We strongly recommend that you follow the Health Ministry's guidelines as you are responsible for your own health and safety. There is no obligation to assist and requests should not compromise your own health and well-being.

Additional resources:

For information, in English, from Bituach Leumi, click here

  • Please make note: there is a section that should be completed by your employer that indicates specifially that that situation is a result of the coronavirus pandemic
  • One must report to the Employment services as Bituach Leumi will only pay from the first day of enrollment. 

Click here for additional information (in English) on registering for unemployment. 


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