This advice offers guidance and suggestions of what we could do, should the need arise, particularly considering how we could help each other should anyone here become infected.
At a time like this we encourage you to consider ways to keep yourself, your loved ones and those in your community safe, particularly the isolated and vulnerable.
8 ways you can protect yourself, your loved ones and your community:
1. Consider a ‘buddy’ system within your community to ensure everyone stays connected to COVID-19 related news, services and can receive support safely, such as essential deliveries.
2. Plan ways to care for those who might be at greater risk for serious complications.
3. Choose a room in your home to separate sick household members from healthy, if needed.
4. Learn how to self-isolate. Guidance can be found on the:
5. Use Wellbeing Options to find local organisations that neighbours can contact in the event that one of us needs access to information, healthcare services, support, or resources, including organisations that provide mental health or counselling services, food, and other supplies.
6. Create an emergency contact list of family, friends, neighbours, teachers and employers.
7. Learn about the emergency operations plan at your child’s school or childcare facility, and your employer’s emergency operations plan.
8. Practice everyday preventive actions including regular hand washing.