Health Advice

WHO IS MOST AT RISK OF A SERIOUS ILLNESS?

 

1.    STAY HOME IF YOU CAN

 

You should stay home unless you are: working in an essential service, shopping for essentials, receiving medical care, exercising or travelling to work or education. Read more here.

 

2.    STAY SAFE

 

Clean your hands and cover your coughs and sneezes.

 

Download the COVIDSafe app to help support and protect you, your friends and family. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker outbreaks can be contained..

 

3.    STAY INFORMED

 

Download the official government “Coronavirus Australia” app in the Apple App Store or Google Play, or join our WhatsApp channel on iOS or Android.

The NSW Government COVID-19 ‘What you need to know’ page can be found at https://preview.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au


Call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.


You can also call healthdirect on 1800 022 222 or visit NSW Health website health.nsw.gov.au


If you have concerns about your health, speak to your doctor.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19

 

IMPORTANT: If you have severe difficulty breathing, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival about your recent travel history and any close contact with a person with confirmed COVID-19.
 

The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, below are some of the most common symptoms. If you are unsure if you meet the criteria, go to the Health Direct web page.

·         A high temperature

·         A new and consistent cough (this means you are coughing repeatedly)

·         Shortness of breath

·         Body aches

·         Sore throat

 

​If you are unsure, use the healthdirect symptom checker  or call 1800 022 222.

 

WHO IS MOST AT RISK OF A SERIOUS ILLNESS?

 

Some people who are infected may not get sick at all, some will get mild symptoms from which they will recover easily, and others may become very ill, very quickly.

 

From previous experience with other coronaviruses, the people at most risk of serious infection are:
✔ people with compromised immune systems (e.g. cancer)
✔ elderly people
✔ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
✔ people with diagnosed chronic medical conditions
✔ very young children and babies
✔ people in group residential settings

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Phone: 02 4933 1617 | Fax: 02 4933 4782 | Email: maitland@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Authorised by Jay Suvaal, Country Labor Party, 9/377 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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