COVID-19 Latest Update

Sydney (Tribune International, NSW Multiculture Release, 1 May 2020): We all have a role to play to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our community. As the situation continues to evolve, Multicultural NSW is committed to keeping our community informed with the latest updates.

Household visits of up to two people
From today, Friday 1 May, two adults and their dependent children can visit another household to provide care and support, reduce social isolation and improve mental health.  The two-person limit continues to apply to gatherings in public spaces.

During any visit, you will need to continue practicing social distancing and good personal hygiene. You also should take extra care when visiting people who are more vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19, including people over the age of 70 and people over the age of 60 with serious pre-existing conditions.

If you are feeling unwell, you should not visit other people at home. This includes if you only have mild symptoms like tiredness or a sore throat.

COVIDSafe app
The Australian Government’s COVIDSafe mobile phone app speeds up contacting people exposed to COVID-19. The app is completely voluntary. Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and to help save lives.

Coronavirus testing
The NSW Government is encouraging members of our community to come forward and get tested even if you only have mild symptoms like a cough. Testing can help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, tiredness or sore throat.

For health information about COVID-19, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080. To speak to a translator in your language, call 131 450.

Get your flu shot
An annual flu shot is the best protection against influenza. All people in NSW — and especially those in vulnerable groups or age brackets — should get vaccinated this flu season. It’s more important than ever to get the flu vaccine. The flu is a serious respiratory illness and flu vaccination reduces the risk of two potentially serious infections, flu and COVID-19, occurring at the same time. Speak to your GP to get your flu shot.

Recommended For You

About the Author: Tribune