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Dealing with Coronavirus 2019

Coronavirus is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus first reported from Wuhan China on Tuesday, 31 December 2019. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may become very sick very quickly. There is evidence that it spreads from person to person. Good hygiene can prevent infection.

Coronavirus procedures in place within the Pymble Parish

We need to remain alert and, when necessary, restrict travel, stay at home unless shopping for what is needed, receiving medical care, exercising, or travelling for work or education.

The best way to avoid infection is to avoid contact with the virus. To do this:

  • regularly wash your hands after touching hard surfaces or having contact with animals
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if you have not washed your hands
  • do not have close contact with anyone who is showing signs of a respiratory illness
  • only engage in essential travel
  • When away from your home, use a face mask when possible

If you are experiencing symptoms and think you may have coronavirus, minimise the chances of it spreading by:

  • isolating yourself at home, leaving only to seek medical care
  • washing your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and using hand sanitiser
  • covering your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing (cough or sneeze into your elbow or a disposable tissue)
  • using only disposable tissues, not handkerchiefs, and disposing of them immediately
  • maintain physical distance when travelling on public transport and visiting public places

Health Direct Tools

Health Direct Symptom Checker

Health Direct Find a Health Service

Hand washing notes at Health Direct

Telephone Assistance

Coronavirus Health Information Line (24 x 7)
Information on coronavirus and help with the COVIDSafe app
1800 02 0080

Health Direct Hotline (24 x 7)
Access to a registered nurse
1800 02 2222

Testing Information

Information on Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing in NSW

Vaccination Information

Health Direct Information on Coronavirus vaccination

Information Resources

Current NSW case information and alerts classified by NSW Health

Consolidated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, just the numbers across Australia

Government Resources

Australian Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

NSW Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

Health Direct Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

International Resources

John Hopkins Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mapped Situation by Country

WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mapped Situation by Country

WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

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