All the factsheets in one place: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources
Education information: https://www.dese.gov.au/news/coronavirus-covid-19
Our community is already being impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus), and I wanted to convey the latest information from the Chief Medical Officer and the Department of Health.
I want to reassure you that whilst we are not immune from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are very well prepared as a country.
A number of cases have been identified around Sydney and in particular in our area, so it is important to be aware of the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Practice good hygiene, such as frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizer, coughing or sneezing into your elbow, and avoiding shaking hands.
People should monitor for symptoms such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath or tiredness. If you are unwell or concerned that you may have been exposed to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you should self-isolate and call your GP for advice before you visit your doctor. Please do not visit public places.
If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), you must self-isolate for 14 days from the date of your last contact with the confirmed case.
Some groups are more vulnerable to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) than others, including over-65s and people with pre-existing health conditions, particularly auto-immune diseases or respiratory issues. If you or a family member fall into this category, use extra caution and ensure that all members of the family are practicing good hygiene.
A 24/7 National Coronavirus Health Information Line is available on 1800 020 080 for health and situation information on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
Make sure you follow the most up to date advice of the Chief Medical Officer or the Department of Health.
It is important that our whole community is aware of the risks of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Please ensure this information is shared with your family and friends, particularly those who may not have access to information online or through other sources.