COVID-19 General Information
COVID-19 (formerly known as novel coronavirus) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus and was declared as a pandemic in March this year. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. There is no current vaccine available but simple measures such as washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop the virus from spreading.
While the number of cases of COVID-19 is currently remaining relatively low in South Australia, it is possible that this situation could change at any time, and it is vital that you are prepared and have a plan in place for a change in situation.
We encourage you to stay updated via the official South Australian Government COVID-19 website, which contains a comprehensive list of the latest:
- restrictions and recommendations
- support resources for individuals and businesses
- health advice
- helpline on 1800 253 787
- and other information relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
For other resources relating to COVID-19 please visit the following websites:
- SA Health COVID-19
- The Commonwealth Government Department of Health COVID-19 Alerts
- or call the Department of Health National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 for public health and situation information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The NDIS have also provided accessible, easy read information in English and other languages.
The Australian Government's new COVIDSafe smartphone app is a key part of the government's efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The app is free and available to download now.
Useful Fact Sheets and World Health Organisation (WHO) Stop the Spread Posters
The below fact sheet from Sunday Mail identifies the symptoms, scenarios and isolation guidelines, and the attached flyers are currently displayed at all our City of Charles Sturt Council public sites.