Here is some information on the Covid-19 Pandemic that we feel you need to know and may be useful.
WHAT IS IT
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus. The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing.
- Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth with a disposable tissue or flexed elbow when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell
- Stay home and self-isolate from others in the household if you feel unwell
- Touch your eyes, nose, or mouth if your hands are not clean
The Coronavirus pandemic has profoundly disrupted the ways in which we live and work. Many of us are feeling understandably stressed, frightened, and confused. Feelings of worry and unease can be expected during a stressful event, but it’s important to manage our stress before it turns into more severe anxiety or panic. It’s times like this we all need to look after each other and help those struggling on their own.
Don’t feel ashamed to talk to a professional, here are a few services to consider:
- Lifeline on 13 11 14
- Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800
- MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978
- Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467
- Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
- Headspace on 1800 650 890
- ReachOut at reachout.com
- Care Leavers Australasia Network (CLAN) on 1800 008 774
Everyone knows that unnecessary panic buying has striped our supermarket shelves of many products that we need. The staff of the supermarkets and shops are doing their best to keep the stock available. Please show them the respect they deserve.
For older Australians and people with disabilities it can be hard to access shops or navigate online ordering. Support is available to you if you are isolated and finding it difficult to access food and basic household items.
Both Coles and Woolworths have introduced Community Hours. Please refer to their websites for current details. My Aged Care contact centre can also assist by calling 1800 200 422.
For more information and the latest updates about Covid 19 click here
If you have lost your job or have a business and would like to know more about how the Australian Government could assist you please click here