Government response

Both State and Federal Governments have also prepared a number of responses to the virus:

    Get in touch with health authorities here:

    Stay informed

    State and federal governments are continuing to respond to the developing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation.

    It is vital that people take advice from official sources (see links above).

    You can also call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

    Stay safe

    The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is the same way you would protect yourself from
    catching flu or other respiratory illness: 

    • clean your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based sanitiser with at least 60 per cent alcohol
    • cover your sneeze or cough with your elbow or with tissue
    • avoid close contact with people who are ill
    • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
    • stay home if you are sick

    Latest COVID-19 updates:

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    Nats in state government help slow COVID spread

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    COVID health measures extended

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