Essential COVID-19 information and resources

Council's response to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) is being guided by the latest advice from Commonwealth and State authorities.

From the Australian Government

From the Australian Government

The Australian Government's COVID-19 website is regularly updated to give you the latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia.

The Australian Government Department of Health has also released the Coronavirus mobile app for iOS and for Android. Australians can use the app to:

  • stay up to date with the official information and advice;
  • find important health advice to help stop the spread and stay healthy;
  • get a quick snapshot of the current official status within Australia;
  • check your symptoms if you are concerned about yourself or someone else;
  • find relevant contact information;
  • access updated information from the Australian Government; and
  • receive push notifications of urgent information and updates.

If you are a user of WhatsApp, you can also find the latest official Coronavirus news and information on the Australian Government's new WhatsApp chatbot. Click to open the WhatsApp channel, or download WhatsApp on iOS or Android.

Self-assessment for risk of coronavirus

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) have provided this checklist to help you to identify the symptoms of COVID-19.

Download the checklist in PDF format (70 KB PDF)

To receive this publication in an accessible format, send and email to DHHS directly at COVID-19@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Tips to manage anxiety during times of uncertainty

Feeling anxious in certain situations can help us avoid danger; it’s how we’ve evolved to keep ourselves safe. Even if you’re not typically an anxious person, it’s common to feel some anxiety during periods of change or uncertainty.

This fact sheet from Black Dog Institute covers tips to manage anxiety, and where to get help for anxiety.

Here are some practical ways that you can keep feelings of anxiety at bay if you are starting to feel overwhelmed.

PDF, 328 KB

Ten ways to reduce your risk of coronavirus

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds. Dry with paper towel or hand dryer.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention. They will tell you what to do.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep, and now is the time to quit smoking. Call the Quitline 137 848.
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well.
  • Buy an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Avoid handshaking and other physical greetings.

 

Please visit DHHS for more information