COVID-19 information for you and your family

COVID-19 (sometimes called coronavirus) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

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.

If you are feeling unwell and would like advice on whether to see your doctor, manage your health at home, or visit an emergency department, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor. You can also call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 and speak to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

If you think you have symptoms of COVID-19, you can call the national Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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GET THE FACTS

Get the facts about COVID-19:

You can also download the Coronavirus Australia app and the COVIDSafe app to help protect you and your family.

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WHERE TO SEEK HEALTH ADVICE

If you're feeling unwell and are unsure whether to see your doctor or manage your symptoms at home, it's a good idea to talk to your doctor or:

In an emergency situation, call 000 immediately. 

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MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

If you're feeling worried, anxious or stressed right now, you're not alone. Go to:

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SUPPORTING A YOUNG PERSON

In these uncertain times, children and young people might experience difficult emotions. Here are some handy resources:

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SUPPORTING AN OLDER PERSON

Whether you're an older person yourself or caring for someone, you might feel vulnerable right now. Here is some useful information to consider:

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FIND ADDITIONAL HELP

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HELP WITH ADDICTION

If you're dealing addictive coping behaviours due to the COVID-19 situation, you're not alone. Go to:

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SELF-CARE VIDEOS

COORDINARE recently partnered with David Younger, Clinical Psychologist, to produce two short videos with information about self-care during emergencies. Click the links below to watch the videos: