Corona Virus Updates
As many of you would know, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared Coronavirus – COVID19, a pandemic. The situation is changing rapidly in Australia and as such, so too is the advice for citizens and residents.
To date, the majority of confirmed cases in Australia are from travellers that were infected while they were overseas – mainly from travel in Europe or the Americas. If you have any of these symptoms; fever, dry cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath you should call your local GP and seek medical help.
The basic protective measures are still the most effective way of preventing infection from COVID-19:
You should wash your hands FREQUENTLY with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water. When you wash your hands properly with soap or alcohol-based sanitiser, you kill any viruses and germs that may have been on your hands.
Maintain social distancing! When someone speaks, coughs or sneezes, they spray small droplets from their mouth and nose which could carry the virus. If you are not practising social distancing and are within 1.5 metres, you could breathe in the droplets and become infected with COVID-19 if the person you are close to is carrying the disease.
At the moment there are limits on public gatherings to help flatten the curve of COVID-19. These limits are particularly important so people that are more at risk are kept safe. You should stay at home unless you are going to work, gathering essential supplies, attending medical appointments or exercising.