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How can we all look after each other

Each and every one of us can play a role supporting our community and slowing the spread.

We are facing one of the biggest challenges of our time.

We know people are worried for their physical, spiritual and mental health. Worried about their job or their business. And their children and their education.

If we act together we can ensure our community comes out stronger again.

If you’re sick, stay home

If you develop a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath seek medical attention.

Don’t go to a pharmacy – ask someone to go for you. They can leave medication at your door.

Wash your hands

Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.

Cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue. Put the tissue in a bin and wash your hands.

Don’t touch your face if you have dirty hands.

Stay at home unless you must go out

You will save lives by:

  • staying at home
  • only leaving home when you need supplies, to go to work that can’t be done from home, or to see a doctor
  • staying 1.5 metres apart from others.

Don’t catch up in person with friends and family.

Look after each other

Staying away from the people we know and love is daunting for many of us.

Call your friends and family more often. Let them know you are there. Send emails and use social media.

Check in on older relatives or vulnerable people over the phone to make sure they are ok.

Drop off food and medications to people who can’t get out easily, or who are more at risk of infection. But leave things at the door.

Who you can talk to and where you can get more information

NSW.gov.au is where you can find out about financial support, schools, business relief, and all how all NSW services are responding to COVID-19.

Our partner ReachOut is here if you need to talk and connect. They have great tips on coping during COVID-19 for teenagers and parents.

If you want to know more about how to talk to younger children about COVID-19 Unicef has some useful information.

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Last updated: 23 Apr 2020