Information about Coronavirus COVID-19
What can I do to reduce my risk of coronavirus infection?
- Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
- Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
- Stay at home if you feel sick. If you take medication make sure you have enough.
- Phone your doctor or the hotline – 1800 675 398 – if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
- Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
- Wearing a face mask is not necessary if you are well.
- Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
The most common Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms reported include:
- Breathing difficulties;
- Sore throat; and
One way to help control the spread of the disease is to practice good hygiene habits:
- Always washing hands with soap and water before eating and after visiting the toilet (minimum 20 seconds);
- Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing, and disposing of used tissues immediately;
- Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms; and
- Seeing a health care professional if you are unwell, and staying away from your workplace and other public places.
How can I report a breach of self-isolation and shut-down measures?
NSW Police is encouraging the community to report any breaches of mass gatherings and self-isolations following overseas travel to the Police Assistance Line on 131 444.
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