In December 2019 there was increased reporting of a new viral pneumonia in China. The pathogen was identified as a novel (new) coronavirus. The official name for the disease caused by this virus is coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread across the world. The Australian Federal and State Governments are responding to this pandemic through a range of measures that include increasing prevention through rapid public health responses to limit the spread and provide time for the health system and society to prepare.
Kooweerup Regional Health Service continues to be vigilant and follow the Australian and Victorian Department of Health and Aged Care Guidelines.
Get tested if you have symptoms
Everyone is encouraged to get tested if they have symptoms no matter how mild, following testing you must self-isolate until you receive your result.
If you suspect you may have Coronavirus (COVID 19) call the dedicated hotline – 1800 675 398 open 24 hours 7 days per week or attend testing sites https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/where-get-tested-covid-19
As this is a rapidly changing situation, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website for the latest updates including advice on symptoms and precautions. https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus
Eligible Victorians in mandatory self-isolation running short on food and unable to have any dropped-off by family and friends, are eligible for a “food and personal care package”. This package contains two-weeks supply of essential food items. People wishing to request a pack should call Victoria’s dedicated Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.
Book your vaccination
You can get a free COVID 19 vaccination if you are eligible