Covid-19

Covid-19 Information

How can we help prevent the spread of coronavirus?

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping your distance from others when you are sick is the best defence against most viruses.

Australian Government Department of Health

You should:

wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet

cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues and wash your hands

avoid contact with others (stay more than 1.5 metres from people)

exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures.

What is social distancing, and why is it important?

Social distancing includes ways to stop or slow the spread of infectious diseases. It means less contacts between you and other people.

Social distancing is important because COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:

Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared

Close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes, or touching objects or surfaces (such as doorknobs or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.

The more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread.