This information is current as at 2pm AEST Monday 16th March 2020. For the most up-to-date advice visit health.gov.au
As the Coronavirus challenge continues I want to make sure our community is armed with the most accurate information. It’s important we all do our bit to help stop the spread.
That’s why mass gatherings of more than 500 people have been banned, and anyone travelling to Australia from overseas will be required to self-isolate for 14 days.
At this stage, these measures do not include schools, universities and workplaces, or prevent the operation of public transport.
We should all try to avoid close contact with other (avoid handshakes, kissing and keep a 1.5-metre distance).
If you develop symptoms (fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath) within 14 days of leaving a country or region that is at higher risk for COVID-19, or within 14 days of last contact of a confirmed case, you should arrange to see your doctor for urgent assessment. Go to www.health.gov.au/covid19-travellers for the current list of high or moderate risk countries.
Please take the time to look at the below information, read the latest Frequently Asked Questions and review the factsheets available on the Australian Government Department of Health Website.
If you have any questions, the 24/7 National Coronavirus Health Information Line is available on 1800 020 080, or visit health.gov.au