Hand washing is also one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection by the accumulation of germs on your hands.
3 ways COVID-19 is affecting Australians’ health
From mental health to hand-sanitiser poisoning, COVID-19 can impact your wellbeing in surprising ways. Looking after yourself during the pandemic is vital — even if you don't have the virus.
Personal hygiene for children
Good personal hygiene can boost your child's self-esteem, as well as keep them healthy. Find tips and links that will help support your children.
Health advice on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, physical distancing and restrictions.
Bronchitis is the inflammation of the larger airways in your lungs, which causes an ongoing cough. Learn how to reduce the risk of bronchitis.
Colds and flu
Find out more about how to treat the cold or flu, how to avoid catching the cold or the flu, and special information on being ill during pregnancy and looking babies and children with a cold or flu.
Symptoms of OCD
If you or someone you know displays OCD symptoms to the extent that it affects quality of life, visit a doctor for an assessment.
Did you know Australia is the only country in the developed world with trachoma, an eye infection that can cause blindness? Learn how to prevent it.
Caring for people with COVID-19
Frequently asked questions about caring for someone with COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Strep throat is an infection of the throat caused by bacteria called Streptococci. Learn more about what it is, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.