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Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

ATSICHS Brisbane is committed to ensuring the safety of our clients, visitors and staff. In line with the Federal Government’s advice we have preventative measures for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) put in place and are monitoring the situation closely.

What is novel coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. In late 2019 a new coronavirus infection started infecting humans in Wuhan, China. This infection has spread to many countries across the world causing tens of thousands of people to become sick and a significant number of deaths.

What are the symptoms?

Fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath. It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show after a person has been infected.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What should I do if I have symptoms?

If you have symptoms of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, been in contact with someone who has novel coronavirus (COVID-19) or work in a vulnerable setting (i.e. healthcare) , it’s important you see a doctor immediately. Please phone us on 3240 8900 (press 4) to speak with one of our staff members.

If you have serious symptoms, call triple zero (000) immediately and tell the call handler and the paramedics on arrival of possible novel coronavirus infection.  

How can I reduce my chances of getting novel coronavirus?

General prevention

Stay healthy

Click here to read our tips for keeping healthy.

Medical

 Stay informed but not alarmed

For more frequently asked questions and the latest advice, please visit Queensland Health website.

What does social distancing mean?

It is keeping distance from others to protect the people in our community who are most at risk. This includes:

You should stay home unless:

Click here for up-to-date guidelines from Queensland Health 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does home isolation mean?

If you have travelled overseas or interstate, been in close contact with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus or been diagnosed with coronavirus you must home isolate for 14 days. This means:

Click here to read our home isolation fact sheet for more information.

Additional Information

Information current as of 02/04/2020