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Understand the symptoms – infographic

The COVID-19 virus has similar symptoms to cold and flu. Use this image learn the difference.

Coronavirus COVID-19 - understand the symptoms

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How to avoid infection – infographic

The best way to avoid infection and the spreading of COVID-19 is to avoid contact with the virus. This image shows you what to do.

Coronavirus COVID-19 - how to avoid infection

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How to wash your hands – infographic

Washing your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds will help stop the spread of COVID-19. Here's how to do it properly.

How to wash your hands

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Hand sanitiser safety tips - infographic

Calls to the Poisons Information Centre about children ingesting alcohol-based hand sanitiser have increased during the pandemic. Here's how to use it safely.

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

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Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19 – infographic

It's important you look after your mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak. Here's where you can go for help and support.

Taking care of your mental health during COVID-19

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How to isolate yourself – video

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you are confirmed to be infected with the virus, you should stay at home for 14 days. Watch this video for advice on self-isolation.


Videos from the Department of Health

Recent traveller – video

Help stop the spread, know your risk, monitor your health and call ahead.


Stay informed – video

As coronavirus-related issues change and develop, it's important to stay informed. Stay up to date on the latest information at health.gov.au.


More frequently asked questions (FAQs) about COVID-19

Go to the pages linked below for more frequently asked questions and answers about the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Information and alerts

Visit the Department of Health's website for the latest alerts on COVID-19 in Australia, or the World Health Organization's website for global updates.


Resources in other languages

COVID-19 resources in other languages are available from the Department of Health, as well as from the ACT, NSW, Qld, SA, Tas, Vic and WA health departments.

Information is also available in Aboriginal languages (NT).


Information for health professionals

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) provides coronavirus (COVID-19) information for GPs.

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Last reviewed: October 2020


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