Reduce your risk: health and hygiene tips
We have been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are following the latest advice from health authorities about how to minimise the risk of acquiring or spreading the virus.
The following simple steps will help to protect you and those around you.
|Clean your hands often
Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
|Avoid close contact
Avoid close contact with people who are sick or show the early signs of being unwell.
|Seek medical attention if you’re sick
If you feel unwell, have a fever, cough or any difficulties breathing please seek immediate medical attention.
|Use alcohol-based sanitiser
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover the surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
|Cover coughs and sneezes
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, or use the inside of your elbow.
|Stay abreast of changing conditions and stay informed
For the latest information on COVID-19 please visit who.int and health.gov.au.
If you are feeling unwell, immediately contact your doctor or seek advice from a hospital.
Medical authorities warn that the following symptoms could indicate COVID-19 infection: fever; breathing difficulties such as breathlessness; cough; sore throat; fatigue or tiredness.