Good Hygiene & Physical Distancing
Practicing good hygiene to protect yourself and others involves:
Read more about protective measures against coronavirus on the World Health Organization website.
One way to slow the spread of viruses is physical distancing (commonly referred to as social distancing).
For more information on social distancing at home, in workplaces, and schools, refer to the government’s Social Distancing Information.
Knowing the Symptoms & Seeking Advice
If someone is sick and thinks they have symptoms of COVID-19, they should seek medical attention and not attend a group gathering of any kind.
Symptoms can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience:
If someone has serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
If someone wants to discuss their symptoms, they should call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 for advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
SEEKING MEDICAL ATTENTION:
To seek medical help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment.
Follow any instructions given regarding precautions to take when attending for treatment.
Your doctor will tell you if you should be tested and they will arrange for the test.
You must to self-isolate and stay at home for 14 days if:
Staying at home means you:
For more information about home isolation for suspected or confirmed cases refer to the information at health.gov.au website here.
All information above taken from the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Alert on 23rd March 2020. For the most up to date information refer to the health.gov.au page directly.