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Tips to reduce your risk of coronavirus

There are simple things that you and your family can do to reduce your coronavirus risk.
  • Wash hands with soap for at least 30 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or your elbow when you cough or sneeze.
  • Isolate yourself at home if you feel sick. If you take medication, ensure you have adequate supplies.
  • Phone your GP first if you need medical attention.
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol.
  • Get the flu shot (available April).
  • Practice 'social distancing' and allow 1.5 metres of distance between yourself and others wherever possible.
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Austin Health acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.
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