Dealing with Coronavirus

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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

Everyone should 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

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

  • isolating yourself at home for 14 days, 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

COVIDSafe App

Install the COVIDSafe app on your phone - the COVIDSafe app speeds up the process of contacting people exposed to coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps health officials support and protect you, your friends and your family. The app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Health Direct Tools

Health Direct Symptom Checker

Health Direct Find a Health Service

Telephone Assistance

Coronavirus Health Information Line (24 x 7)
1800 02 0080

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

Further Resources

Google Coronavirus alert summary

Consolidated Coronavirus (COVID-19) information by the Australian Government

Health Direct Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

Hand washing notes at Health Direct

Australian Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

NSW Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home

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

WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mapped Situation by Country

WHO Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Home

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