Coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 1 metre of a person who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.
To protect yourself, keep at least 1 metre distance from others and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently. Regularly clean your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.
It is important to keep updated with the latest information on the spread of Coronavirus in your area. Live updates on the disease can be found on the World Health Organisation website:
Live updates from the Australian Government can also be accessed via https://www.australia.gov.au/
It is important to listen to government and health advice to ensure the safety of those around us. You
may not be a vulnerable individual to the virus, however people you come in contact with might be. We must look out for each other during this time. Social distancing and hygiene are the most effective ways to combat coronavirus.