Tips to reduce your risk

There are simple things you can do to protect yourself, your family and the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Where possible, stay at home.

  • Practice good hand hygiene – wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and dry with paper towel or a hand dryer. Alcohol based hand rub is an acceptable alternative.

  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing or cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow, and encourage others to do the same. Make sure you put the tissue into a bin and then wash your hands afterwards.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unclean hands.

  • Where possible, keep at least one metre away from people who have a respiratory illness and/or is coughing and sneezing.

  • Avoid shaking hands with others.

This is a rapidly changing situation, so please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for regular updates.

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