Important coronavirus information from the Department of Health

Official advice is to follow these steps to help slow the spread of the virus and to reduce the risk of infection:

➡️ Wash your hands with soap and water regularly and thoroughly; this means for at least 20 seconds

➡️ Cough or sneeze into your elbow or into a clean tissue, then throw the tissue in the bin

➡️ Stay 1.5 metres away from others. If you are sick, stay home

➡️ If you're feeling sick or showing symptoms of coronavirus, you should call your GP for advice — they will tell you if you need to get tested

➡️ For more information and tips to help improve your safety and wellbeing, visit the Federal Government's official advice website


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