Hand washing is also one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection by the accumulation of germs on your hands.
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.
How to avoid COVID-19
There are many ways to reduce your risk of COVID-19, including physical distancing, wearing a mask, hand washing and getting vaccinated.
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 cases in which to take extra care.
Good personal hygiene is important and will prevent you and your children from picking up or spreading germs and infectious diseases. Take these steps to avoid getting sick.
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.
Roseola infantum (or roseola) is an infection that can cause a high fever followed by a rash. Find out more about causes, symptoms and treatments.
Learn how to store and prepare your food safely, including information and advice on how to avoid cross-contamination.
Health advice on COVID-19, including when to get tested or self-isolate, symptoms, how to avoid infection, physical distancing and restrictions.
What is COVID-19?
Get information about COVID-19, including on variants such as Omicron, plus how it’s spread and how to avoid it.