Victoria's Chief Health Officer speaks about wearing a Cloth Face Mask - who should wear this, and why.
Covid 19 information in Audio
Services Australia (formerly Centrelink) have made information available in audio format for easy listening and understanding.
You can listen to advice about Coronavirus in your language (Arabic, Cantonese, Dari, Dinka, Fijian, Gujarati, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Nepalese, Punjabi, Tagalog, Urdu and Vietnamese).
Many resources have been produced to assist the multicultural community to understand the coronavirus and changes to everyday life - for schools, for children, for health, for parenting in times of crisis and for eSafety for children online. Additional Translated Resources are available in many languages. You can read more here
Aged Care Workers
Victorian workplaces are required to provide appropriate levels of personal protective equipment (PPE) to staff.
You must not go to work if you are feeling unwell.
Get tested if you have even mild symptoms. You must then stay at home until you get your test result.
If you are a close contact of someone who tests positive, you must get tested straight away, even if you don’t have symptoms, and isolate until you get your result.
$300 and $1500 support payments are available to workers who cannot rely on sick leave while they await a test result or are required to self-isolate.
Contact WorkSafe if you are concerned about your employer’s management of risks relating to COVID-19 on 1800 136 089.
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