Dealing with COVID19

COVID-19 Symptoms?

Some of the COVID19 symptoms are:
fever
cough
sore throat
shortness of breath.

If you are feeling unwell and think you may have symptoms of Coronavirus call your local GP at Ungooroo Aboriginal Corporation on 65715111 or the free Health Direct Hotline on 1800 022 222 for advice from a registered nurse 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Be Aware but Don’t Panic

While we don’t want to create panic, we think some timely information to share with ALL of community is important at this time. We need to get in front of this virus.  Be fast in fighting this.

Have no regrets!
Speed trumps perfection in dealing with this global crisis!

To fight Coronavirus / COVID-19 we need to change our social norms for the next three months. Taking the following steps will not eliminate the virus but will help our health services stay on top of the spread. With every country facing this crisis we have limited resources to go around so every little thing you can do to help will go a long way…

Coronavirus Resources

Information about COVID19. Please download and read this information. Feel free to share with family and friends.

If you are sick:
don’t go to work
don’t go to public places
quarantine yourself at home
call on friends and family to care for children while you are sick
ask your GP for a phone consultation
ask your pharmacy to home deliver
order your groceries online.
If your child is unwell:
don’t send them to school or child care
don’t ask grandparents to babysit
choose a babysitter under the age of 40 who doesn’t have any health issues themselves.
Friends:
minimise close contact with everyone except your immediate family unit
no kisses on the cheek, hugs or shaking hands when greeting friends
avoid social functions and public places where you can’t maintain 1.5m distance from other people
make it clear when organising a function that anyone who is symptomatic in the day should not attend
be prepared to ask anyone who is clearly symptomatic to leave, or leave yourself
have dinner parties or order home delivery rather than eating out
entertain outside rather than in enclosed spaces.
COVID19 Australian Govt Website

Click on the image above for information from the Australian Government Department o fHealth.

When out in public:
use hand sanitiser frequently
establish a routine of washing your hands as soon as you come home from being out
utilise online shopping wherever possible.
Work:
use phone calls, teleconferencing, email rather than direct meetings
develop a non-handshake, no shoulder touch routine for greeting clients
maximise both spacing and cross-ventilation in meetings and shared offices
work from home wherever possible.
Philanthropy:
run errands for family, friends and neighbours who are elderly or have health problems so they can avoid public places
do not buy products in excess, only buy what you may need, otherwise you risk others missing out on resources to stay healthy
donate hand sanitiser, surgical masks, P2 masks, and full face P3 PAPR respirators to keep John Hunter ICU staff, our local emergency department staff and your local GP safe
donate a ventilator or 10 or 100 to JHH, they are going to need it.

Stay safe everyone!!