The message from our Federal and State Governments is now ‘loud and clear’, isolation and social responsibility are our best defences against the spread of Covid-19.
Do not underestimate how critical this site is to the health and safety of our community. The information in front of your eyes ‘will save lives’. Those lives could be your own, your child, a family member, friend or colleague, or a complete stranger.
COVER UP WHEN COUGHING/SNEEZING
Use a tissue when coughing or sneezing and bin the tissue.
If you don’t have a tissue, cough
or sneeze into your upper sleeve
or elbow, NOT YOUR HANDS.
WASH your hands with soap and
Dry your hands thoroughly with a disposable paper towel or hand dryer.
The WHO recommends regular hand washing with soap and water and using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser only if soap and water are not available.
1. Wet your hands.
2. Put soap on your hands.
3. Rub the soap over all parts of
your hands for at least 20 seconds.
4. Rinse hands under running water.
5. Dry your hands thoroughly with a disposable paper towel or hand dryer.
We touch our faces about 23 times an hour, that is why hand washing is a crucial defence against Coronavirus.
IF YOU DEVELOP SYMPTOMS
If you develop symptoms (fever, a cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath) within 14 days of arriving in Australia, or within 14 days of last contact of a confirmed case, you should arrange to see your doctor for urgent assessment.
You should telephone the health clinic or hospital before you arrive and tell them your travel history or that you may have been in contact with a potential case of coronavirus.
You must remain isolated either in your home, hotel or a health care setting until public health authorities inform you it is safe for you to return to your usual activities
Coronavirus is most likely to spread from person-to-person through:
1. Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appeared.
2. Close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes.
3. Touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.
WHEN DO YOU NEED TO ISOLATE
All people who arrive in Australia from midnight 15 March 2020, or think may they have been in close contact with a confirmed case of coronavirus, are required to self-isolate for 14 days.
Staying at home means you:
do not go to public places such as work, school, shopping centres, childcare or university
ask someone to get food and other necessities for you and leave them at your front door
do not let visitors in — only people who usually live with you should be in your home
You do not need to wear a mask in your home. If you need to go out to seek medical attention, wear a surgical mask (if you have one) to protect others.
PROF. PAUL ZIMMET AO - MACCABI LIFE ADVISOR.
An important Community message from Professor Paul Zimmet AO - 2018 Senior Victorian Australian of The Year
COVID-19 poses a monumental threat to the lives of every member of our community.
It’s frightening to think that someone you know may die from this horrible plague. The message here is a serious one “There is no time to wait – we must act now!”
Every one of us can help stop the spread!
We all have the power to save many thousands of lives! A responsibility that we must all take seriously!
Watch the video below on COVID-19 now to understand why our Governments are so strongly appealing for you and the rest of the Nation to observe social distancing. A total lock-down is inevitable - be prepared. Watch the video not once, but twice!
Share this site with family & friends, help them to stay informed & keep connected. Information on the site WILL save lives!
PLEASE - Help us spread the word!
I wish you all well and urge you to stay safe and keep active.
ABOUT THE VIRUS
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses known to cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS). This new coronavirus originated in Hubei Province, China and the disease is named COVID-19.
Victorians should now take steps to prepare for the possibility of transmission of coronavirus disease in Victoria in the coming weeks or months.
For the latest advice visit: www.health.gov.au
As at 6.30am on 28 March 2020
INFORMATION FOR YOU
CORONA VIRUS VIDEOS - Source https://www.health.gov.au/news/launch-of-the-coronavirus-covid-19-campaign
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