How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus (COVID-19)
There are important steps you should take to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect yourself and those who are most at risk.
How to slow the spread
To help slow the spread of COVID-19, practise good hygiene and physical distancing and follow the rules for public gatherings, quarantine and isolation.
- Good hygiene
Good hygiene includes washing your hands, covering your coughs and cleaning your home or workplace.
- Physical distancing
Find out how to practise physical distancing in public, at home, at work, and in schools.
- Public gatherings
Understand the limits that apply to essential gatherings and non-essential gatherings.
Wearing a mask can help protect you and those around you if you are in an area with community transmission, and physical distancing is not possible.
Read about what isolation is, steps you should take while in isolation, and what to do if you live with someone in isolation.
Read about what quarantine is, who must go into quarantine, and what to do if you live with someone in quarantine.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines
Routine scheduling and giving a flu vaccine with a COVID-19 vaccine on the same day is not recommended. The preferred minimum interval between a dose of seasonal flu vaccine and a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is 14 days.
People should talk to their health care professional for more information.
Care for your health
If you are unwell and think it might be COVID-19, see how to seek medical attention.
If you have a chronic medical condition, keep your usual medical or pathology test appointments. Contact your doctor or specialist to talk about any concerns you have.
You may be able to arrange a telehealth appointment with them.
Read more about the ongoing support available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service
Beyond Blue are providing information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.