Aborigional and Torres Strait Islander Support
The Victorian Government is working to keep all people safe and well during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes making sure all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Victorians have access to food and everyday essentials so that Elders, people with disability, or anyone who is immunocompromised and are having trouble getting to supermarkets, can get the help they need. Call the Victorian Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
What can you do to stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with warm soapy water or an alcohol-based hand rub. This kills viruses that may be on your hands and stops you from getting sick or spreading it.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and physical contact with others. Try not to touch your face, as the virus can get from your hands and into your body through your eyes nose and mouth. Shaking hands with people can also spread the virus.
- Stay at home if you feel sick until you feel better – even if it’s a mild cough or fever, slight headache or runny nose. Stay away from others at home, as much as possible. Clean surfaces, kitchen utensils and things you use with disinfectant that kill germs. This can help to stop the spread of the virus to others.
- Cover your cough and sneeze with the bend of your elbow or a tissue. Make sure you, and the people around you, cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. This helps to stop the spread of the virus.
For more information about mental health supports and resources please visit the link below: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/mental-health-resources-coronavirus-covid-19
Local Support Contact
Anita on 0447 164 626, Aboriginal Health Service Development Officer - Northeast Health Wangaratta