Coronavirus information (COVID-19)

Important Information about Coronavirus

The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has information and guidance on the current outbreak of coronavirus.  You can access this information and guidance at https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus

Face coverings in regional Victoria are mandatory when outside your home. Children under 12 are not required to wear masks, and children under two should not wear masks because of the choking hazard. Information on how to wear a mask properly and safely is available here: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/updates/coronavirus-covid-19/face-coverings-1159pm-wednesday-22-july If you wish to make your own cloth mask, here is an instruction sheet: (Design-and-preparation-of-cloth-mask_0.pdf(PDF, 750KB) PDF) 

The Victorian Government has declared a State of Disaster as of August 2, 2020. Regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 Restriction as of Thursday August 6, 2020. More here: https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/statement-changes-regional-restrictions 

What can I do to reduce the risk of getting coronavirus?

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One of the best things you can do every day to stop the spread of viruses like coronavirus is to practice excellent hand hygiene, and cough and sneeze etiquette.

If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only.

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Information for parents of infants and young children

We understand that many parents are likely to be feeling anxious or concerned about their children’s health and
wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents should be reassured that the evidence so far is babies and
children under five almost never get seriously ill from COVID-19. The Department of Health and Human Services has produced a guide covering Victorian Maternal and Child Health Services(PDF, 1MB). (PDF download)

 

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