Additional Covid-19 Information for Strathfield Council LGA
NSW Health recommends the best way to protect yourself is to:
- Follow all Public Health Orders including self-isolation and quarantine
- Take extra care if you’re around vulnerable people
- Wear a mask when leaving your home.
- Practice good hygiene:
- Making sure to clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with a tissue or a flexed elbow
- Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
- Practice ‘social distancing’, which means keeping a space between you and other people of 1.5m.
- If you develop flu-like symptoms, self-isolate and get tested.
NSW Health provides up-to-date resources to help navigate seniors through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Click here for regular updates with advice for older people.
Click here for information on how to get a referral to speak with someone about the types of services you can access.
Click here for information on why its still ok to have health care in the home.
The Government is providing additional funding to support the mental health and well-being of all Australians. If you feel you are experiencing concerns due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), there are two organisations providing support services:
Disability Information Helpline
Have your disability services changed because of COVID-19? The Disability Information Helpline can help – call 1800 643 787. The Helpline is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST) and Saturday and Sunday 9am to 7pm (AEST). Click below for information, including Auslan and Easy Read materials. More information.
Police are there to support the safety and wellbeing of the whole community at this time of the Coronavirus pandemic. Any breaches will be considered serious, responded to and acted upon by police.
There are several Public Health Orders that apply including social distancing, breaching rules and restrictions, personal hygiene and quarantining or isolating yourself.
Police have the power to issue a penalty infringement notice, or an on the spot fine for violating these orders. This is a fine of $1,000.00 for individuals or $5,000.00 for businesses.
The best sources for up-to-date information are the Federal Government and NSW Health.
The healthdirect Symptom Checker asks questions to determine whether you should be tested for COVID-19.
The Federal Government has also set up a hotline for people wanting information – 1800 020 080 operates 24 hours, 7 days a week.
For dedicated coronavirus testing collection centre locations in NSW, please click here.
Translated resources including Chinese and Korean can be found here.
SBS has launched a multi-lingual portal for information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) which can be accessed here.