Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for older Australians


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for older Australians

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Publication date: 
22 March 2020
Last updated: 
27 May 2020
Publication type: 
Fact sheet
Intended audience: 
General public

This information sheet includes advice on: 

  • what COVID-19 is
  • how it is spread
  • symptoms
  • who needs to get tested
  • risk to older people
  • whether to go out
  • getting other vaccinations
  • what it means for recipients of Home Care Packages
  • how to get medical services
  • visiting friends and family
  • wearing masks
  • getting help
  • suspicious messages about COVID-19
  • arrangements for cancelled events or holidays