Ongoing support during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Your starting point for advice on the ongoing health support available to Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can take action to stay healthy during the coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. 

Health care support

If you have a medical emergency, call 000 immediately.

  • Getting your medicines
    Understand your options for getting medicine during COVID-19 restrictions, including digital copy prescriptions, home delivery services, and getting medicine from a pharmacy in person.
  • Accessing health services
    Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, there are different options for accessing health services. Find out how to get the health care you need.

Staying healthy

  • Looking after your mental health
    Read about what you can do to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and look out for those around you as we tackle challenges such as anxiety, stress and worry together.
  • Healthy eating
    Read tips for healthy eating to help you stay well and avoid illness during COVID-19 restrictions. 
  • Exercising and staying active
    Exercise and staying active is critical for both our physical and mental health. Read our advice on staying active under the COVID-19 restrictions. ​

Support for matters other than health

See for links to information on:

  • restrictions and safety advice
  • financial support
  • business and employer information
  • support for individuals, families and communities
  • education and child care information

Staying informed

To stay up to date on COVID-19:

You can also join our WhatsApp channel or use our COVID-19 app.

Australian Government WhatsApp channel for COVID-19

Join our COVID-19 WhatsApp channel to learn the latest on Australia's response to coronavirus (COVID-19). If you're already a WhatsApp user you can send a message to the channel to connect. If you don't have WhatsApp, download the app to join the channel.

Coronavirus Australia app

Stay up to date with official information and advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. You can check your symptoms and get notified when urgent information and updates are published.


Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources

A collection of resources for the general public and industry about coronavirus (COVID-19).


National Coronavirus Helpline

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19) or help with the COVIDSafe app. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)

TIS National is for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

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Last updated: 
13 May 2020

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