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.


Feeling unwell?

The most common Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms reported include:

  • Fever;
  • Breathing difficulties;
  • Cough;
  • Sore throat; and
  • Fatigue/tiredness.

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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