COVID-19 PANDEMIC ADVICE

COVID-19 UPDATE

As the Local Member, I want to make sure you are regularly updated on the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. I've comprised a list of resources to help you stay informed and I encourage you to share this information with others. I will also be posting all updates live on my Facebook page. During this period of time, it is important that we continue to support our neighbours, our family and our friends.

It's important to be there for each other.

 

USEFUL TIPS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY:

SOCIAL DISTANCING:

Social distancing means we reduce the number of close physical and social contacts we have with one another.

When social distancing actions are combined with good personal hygiene measures the spread of a pandemic through the community can be slowed. 

This helps protect the most vulnerable members of the community and reduces the impact of the pandemic on essential, life-saving health services.

WHEN TO SELF-ISOLATE:

You need to self-isolate in your home or hotel room if you have:

  • travelled overseas in the last 14 days
  • been in close contact with a person sick with COVID-19 infection.

 

TAKING CARE OF A SICK PERSON: 

  • Care for the sick person in a single room.
  • Keep the door closed and windows open, where possible.
  • Keep the number of carers to a minimum.
  • Always use a hand sanitiser before and after entering the room, or wash hands with soap and water.
  • Keep the sick person’s crockery and utensils separate from the rest of the household.
  • Wear a surgical mask (single-use face mask) when you are in the sick person’s room, if available.
  • Clean and disinfect high touch surfaces regularly.
  • Dispose of tissues and masks in a sealed plastic bag and put in the usual household waste.

AUSTRALIAN GOV STIMULUS PACKAGE

The Australian Government has announced a second economic stimulus package of $66b to support small-medium businesses, not‑for-profits (including charities). This brings the total economic support to $189b. The package includes:
• Support for households including casuals, sole-traders, retirees, and those on income support;
• Assistance to businesses to keep people employed;
• Regulatory protection and financial support for businesses to stay in business. More info  https://bit.ly/COVID-19-Supporting-Aus-Workers-Businesses 

NSW GOV SUPPORT

A $2.3 billion NSW health and economic stimulus package was announced to help protect the community and jobs against COVID-19. This includes $700m in extra health funding and $1.6bn to support jobs and cut taxes for small businesses. More info  http://bit.ly/COVID-19-NSWStimulusPackage

INCREASED MEASURES: 

Over the next 48hrs the Nation will proceed to a more comprehensive shutdown of non-essential services following the National Cabinet.
Supermarkets, petrol stations, pharmacies, convenience stores, freight and logistics, and home delivery will be among the many services that will remain open.

COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLIC HEALTH ADVICE:

As part of the NSW Police Force's commitment to the safety of our community, you can now report anyone who doesn’t comply with public health advice to Crime Stoppers online at www.nsw.crimestoppers.com.au

SCHOOLS & CHILDCARE:

Schools to remain open. If parents wish to keep children at home, then they are responsible.
More info, including the latest school attendance advice, please monitor education.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus which will be updated regularly. Download the NSW School Updates App to receive notifications: https://bit.ly/2PD2jd3

MORE INFORMATION:

Latest NSW Health updates on COVID-19: http://bit.ly/COVID-19-NSW-latest-updates
Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19: http://bit.ly/COVID-19-NSWFlights
Heat map of NSW confirmed cases of COVID-19: http://bit.ly/COVID-19-NSWHeatMap
Find the facts on COVID-19: www.health.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus
Find out if you need to get tested for COVID-19 with the Symptom Checker: https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/symptom-checker/tool
More info and advice on COVID-19: http://bit.ly/novel-coronavirus-covid-19

If you’re concerned you have COVID-19, please call the national Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice on 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.

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