Help stop the spread in 2022
It has been a challenging winter with the combination of COVID-19 and respiratory conditions - particularly influenza.
We encourage you to do four things:
Get vaccinated - it's the best way to prevent the flu and COVID-19.
Stay at home and avoid close contact with others.
Cough and sneeze into your sleeve.
Wash your hands regularly.
Information for you and your family
With COVID-19 evolving, we understand that this time can be overwhelming and difficult for you and your family. Information and resources on how to keep healthy can be found below.
To keep up-to-date with the latest advice about COVID-19, visit the following official government websites:
- NSW Government offers COVID-19 and flu guidance and support
- Department of Health and Aged Care
- for information about COVID-19 and vaccines, you can also call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
If you or someone you care about is feeling worried about COVID-19, you're not alone. You can call Beyond Blue's Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348 and talk to a trained counsellor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Use healthdirect's COVID-19 Symptom and Antiviral Eligibility Checker to check your symptoms, get advice on the type of care you need, and find out if you may be eligible for antiviral medication.
A number of videos are being posted across social media channels, making them simple for everyone to share as we work together to get this important message out to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community. Check out some of the videos below:
Make the right call, to get the right care!
It's important to remember that the hospital emergency department is for major, life-threatening illnesses and injuries only. There are other places you can go for help if your simply feeling unwell, have influenza or COVID-19: