COVID-19 Information

Our new program is aimed at keeping those who are over 60 stay connected in this time of COVID restrictions. When you register with Connect-19, we will have one of our volunteers call you to have a chat. Don't forget to share this information with family & friends who may be interested.

People aged 70 years and over, people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions, people with compromised immune systems, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50, are at greater risk of more serious illness if they are infected with coronavirus.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for older people

The Australian Government's Department of Health have provided some great advice, tools & resources for the older community living through this pandemic. Unfortunately, there is currently no cure or vaccine for coronavirus, or immunity in the community so you need to protect yourself.

Good hygiene advice for coronavirus (COVID-19) from the NSW Gov.

Everyone can help build a COVIDSafe Australia as restrictions ease.

Everyone must continue to practise good hygiene at all times to prevent the virus from spreading.

When you are well

Everyone – even when well – can help slow the spread of COVID-19.

This means:

  • wash your hands often with soap and water. This includes before and after eating and after going to the toilet
  • use alcohol-based hand sanitisers when you can’t use soap and water
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • clean and disinfect surfaces you use often such as benchtops, desks and doorknobs
  • clean and disinfect objects you use often such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passes
  • use tap and go instead of cash where possible
  • increase the amount of fresh air by opening windows or changing air conditioning
  • There is no evidence that alcohol-free hand rubs are effective against viruses like COVID-19. Experts recommend you don’t use them.

When you are sick

  • As we move towards living COVIDSafe, it is important that you stay at home if you feel unwell. You should also continue to practise good hygiene.

If you have cold or flu like symptoms you should seek medical advice and get tested for COVID-19.

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