COVID-19

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Face Masks: advice from Dr Brett Sutton, Chief Health Officer

Current Restrictions – what you need to know

Getting Tested: Testing Site Locations

Latest Victorian Numbers click here for the full report

Victorian restrictions levels

How to stay safe and well

Information For You

Translated Resources: for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds

For Health Services and Professionals

Resources & information for the aged care sector

Aboriginal & Torres Straight Islander Communities

Family violence crisis response and support

Carers and children in care

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Mental Health Resources

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Globally, the number of COVID-19 infections has surpassed 13.3 million, more than double the number of severe influenza cases recorded annually, with the death toll more than 578,000 since January.

If you live in Melbourne or Mitchell Shire and are aged 18 years or older, it is NOW recommended that you wear a face mask when you leave home, if it is going to be difficult for you to maintain 1.5 metres of distance between yourself and other people. You can go to the DHHS website to find out more information about how to wear a face mask correctly. Check this link if you want to try to make masks https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/face-masks-covid-19

Stay safe by washing your hands regularly, coughing and sneezing into your elbow, keeping at least 1.5 metres from others and staying home if you feel unwell. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) get tested.

Questions? Call the Department of Health and Human Services coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398.

Remember, testing is available to any member of the public experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, chills or sweats, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of sense of smell. Even if you only have mild symptoms, you should go get tested. The test takes around a minute and involves a swab from the back of your throat and nose, or in some circumstances a simpler saliva test. You need to bring at least one form of photo ID with you – for example, your Medicare card, driver’s licence or student ID.

After being tested (if you have symptoms or have been in contact with a confirmed case), you should return home immediately and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result – usually within 2-3 days.

More information on testing and where to get tested can be found on the DHHS website link https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/getting-tested-coronavirus-covi….
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What you need to keep doing

  • Practice good hygiene
  • Maintain physical distancing, keep at least 1.5 metres away from others
  • Understand the risk and symptoms
  • Help continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by getting tested, even if you have mild symptoms
  • Stay home and avoid contact if you’re feeling unwell
  • Take care wherever you go, assume others may be carrying the virus

Please see updated government guidelines here:  https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/community-services-restrictions-covid-19

If you are concerned about having the virus please call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 (24 hours).   For translator support, call TIS National on 131 450.

Translated Information:

We understand that it is difficult to find the information you need to share with your community in your language.  Below are links to both written and audio messages in the following languages.  Please share this with your family, friends and particularly people with English as their second language:

FOR COVID-19 TRANSLATION VISIT: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

For COVID-19 AUDIO TRANSLATION IN YOUR LANGUAGE:  https://cloud.think-hq.com.au/s/deptdLAX35tt3Ax

Translated to the following languages are translated above:
Amharic, Arabic, Assyrian, Bengali, Burmese, Chaldean, Chin, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Cook Island Maori, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, Farsi, Filipino/Tagalog, Fijian
French, Greek, Gujarati, Hazaragi, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Macedonian, Malay, Maltese, Nepali, Nuer, Oromo, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Samoan, Serbian, Sinhalese, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Thai, Tigrinya, Tongan, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, Zomi


Government Links

Looking for information, find links to Government agencies here, Federal, State and Local Government. 


Health and Support

Click here for an extensive list of crisis and support services and resources for all ages and groups. Includes links and phone numbers.