The message is simple. If you show symptoms of COVID-19, you need to get tested. And then you need to isolate at home until you get your test result.
The reality can be trickier. Who gets your groceries? Who picks up the kids? How do you stay calm and do what needs to be done?
All emergencies are easier to cope with if you have a plan. We know this from 106 years of helping Australians to get through them.
So here’s our simple guide to creating your COVID-19 isolation plan.
If you develop symptoms of COVID-19, however mild, get tested straight away. Stay at home until you receive your test result.
We’ll get through this pandemic together. By supporting each other in small, kind, practical ways. Think about your key support people.
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Make a list of what needs to happen if you have to isolate at home.
The Get Prepared app will help you create a plan for any emergency.
Vic: Call the COVID hotline on 1800 675 398 or read about financial and other support.
NSW: Call the National Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 020 080 or search for support.