COVID-19 is dangerous
COVID-19 is a disease. Anyone can get COVID-19. Sickness from COVID-19 can be severe, especially in elders and people with underlying health conditions. You can die from COVID-19.
Keep your mob safe
COVID-19 spreads through small droplets in the air and on surfaces. You can protect yourself and your family by:
- washing your hands regularly
- cleaning surfaces that people touch like doorknobs, mobile phones and benchtops
- wearing a mask
- keeping 2 big steps away from others.
Symptoms of COVID-19
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include:
- sore throat
Living with COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are a close contact you should get tested. If you have symptoms, you should stay at home until your results come back.
Find out what to do if you test positive.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself, your children and elders from COVID-19.
Vaccines are safe, free and available to everyone 5 years and over in Australia.
Learn more about getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
Talk to the National Coronavirus Helpline about support and ask questions about COVID-19 and vaccines.
Call 1800 020 080 and choose option 5 to speak with a priority agent. The helpline is open all day, every day.
You can also have a yarn with a healthcare worker at an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health/medical services.
Map of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medical services
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group on COVID-19 provides culturally appropriate advice to the Department of Health, including for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services and communities about COVID-19.