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COVID-19 Health Resources

COVID-19 Health Resources

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Information and resources to keep healthy and protected during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The Department of Health and Human Services website is the best place to receive updates and up-to-date messaging as the situation with COVID-19 continues to change. 

Visit the DHHS Webiste

Latest health and social distancing advice from Prime Minister, Chief Medical Officer, and the Premier (following on from and in conjunction with established rules):
  • Stay at home unless absolutely necessary. There are only four reasons to leave your home: food and supplies, medical care, exercise, and work or education.
  • People MUST work from home where you can
  • Visits to your premises and having people over to your house must be kept to a minimum and only in very small numbers.
  • BBQs, house parties, or get-togethers with friends and family should not go ahead - states and territories will be looking at putting specific measures in place where such things may become a criminal offence. 
  • The government has restricted gatherings to no more than two people except for members of your immediate household and for work or education.
  • People should only be going outside to go to the essential things, not to get together in groups. 
  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gyms are closed.

If people breach these directions, they face on-the-spot fines of $1,652 for individuals and $9,913 for businesses. Larger fines can also be issued through the courts.

The national security taskforce will upgrade the 'do not travel' warning for overseas to a ban on overseas travel effective from midnight 25 March 2020.

Click here for a complete list of restricted activities from the Deputy Chief Health Officer

If you are isolating yourself for any reason and are lacking the support you need, you can access local assistance by dialling the
'Call for Help Hotline' 1800 195 114

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Ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus

Good hygiene includes:  

- Wash hands with soap and running water often for at least 20 seconds. Especially before eating and after using the toilet.
- Covering your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue and disposing of tissues properly
- Using alcohol-based hand sanitisers and cleaning and disinfecting surfaces
- Avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people
- Cleaning and sanitising frequently used objects such as mobiles, keys and wallets
- Sanitise your hands wherever possible, including entering and leaving buildings

Social distancing includes:

- Use tap and pay rather than handling money
- Try to travel at quiet times and try to avoid crowds
- Public transport workers and taxi drivers should open vehicle windows where possible, and regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces
- Avoid coming into contact with other people, including the 1.5 metre distancing guideline

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If you think you may have the Coronavirus disease call the Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
 
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Interactive Coronavirus self-assessment

The DHHS has launched an interactive self-assessment tool for those living in or travelling from overseas to Victoria

The self-assessment uses the latest advice and will help you better understand the risks and precautions you need to take based on your personal circumstances.

Use the self-assessment tool HERE

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Slowing the spread of Coronavirus in Victoria

Residents should act now to reduce the risk of infection from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

There are a number of actions that you can take, and a number of actions that employers and organisations can start to take, to help reduce the risk of infection and slow the spread of Coronavirus in the Victorian community. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission reduction measures HERE

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