Practising COVID-19 safety measures is crucial in order to protect ourselves and others from the spread of the virus. Here are a few guidelines to follow:
- Wear a mask where necessary: In crowded spaces, you may choose to wear a mask. If so, ensure that you wear a mask properly, covering your nose and mouth, in public settings, especially where social distancing is challenging.
- Maintain social distancing: Keep a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from others who are not part of your household. Avoid crowded places and large gatherings.
- Practice good hand hygiene: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in public spaces. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitiser with at least 60% alcohol content.
- Cover your mouth and nose: When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue or your elbow to cover your mouth and nose. Dispose of used tissues properly and wash your hands immediately afterwards.
- Stay home when feeling unwell: If you experience symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, or difficulty breathing, it’s important to stay home and seek medical advice. Follow the guidance provided by your local health authorities.
- For further information regarding COVID-19, you can visit the Australian Department of Health’s website, which offers translated materials for easy understanding. Additionally, you can contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line at 1800 020 080, which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Another resource is the healthdirect hotline at 1800 022 222, where you can speak to a registered nurse about any health concerns. These helplines provide valuable assistance and guidance during these challenging times.
- Stay informed, follow the recommended guidelines, and be vigilant in practising COVID-19 safety measures to help protect yourself and your community.