Get current and correct information on COVID-19. There is now a Coronavirus App by the Australian Government which has all the information you need from symptoms to advice and how to register for isolation.
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 door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.
So, the more space between you and others, the harder it is for the virus to spread. There is now a limit of two people for gatherings.
Staying away from others – that is the most important thing you can do. Stay home.
You should also practise good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene by washing your hands frequently with soap and water, before and after eating, and after going to the toilet. Cover your cough and sneeze, dispose of tissues, and use alcohol-based hand sanitiser, and don’t touch your face.
These simple, common sense actions help reduce risk to you and to others. They will help to slow the spread of disease in the community – and you can use them every day – in your home, workplace, school and while out in public.
The resources below are updated daily and will give you correct information.