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 COVID-19 Resources and Information

Centralised Government Information

The Australian government has created a website that centralises the latest COVID-19 information from government agencies across Australia. Topics include government directions, health, travel information, and financial support for businesses and individuals.

Australian Government COVID-19

A link to the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia: www.australia.gov.au



How can we help prevent the spread of Coronavirus?

The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by practising good hand hygiene, social distancing and sneeze/cough etiquette. This includes:

  • frequently washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or using an alcohol-based hand gel
  • refraining from touching mouth and nose
  • avoid shaking hands or making other unnecessary physical contact with others
  • if coughing or sneezing, covering your nose and mouth with a paper tissue or flexed elbow – dispose of the tissue immediately after use and perform hand hygiene
  • avoid close contact with others - try to keep at least 1.5 metres away
If you've been asked to self-isolate you MUST stay home and avoid putting others at risk. 

This means:
  • DON'T leave your property
  • DON'T go to work or school
  • DON'T go on outings
  • DON'T have visitors

 

Helplines


If you’re feeling overwhelmed, there are services in place to help you. The below helplines can provide you with immediate access to support and advice that is confidential, anonymous and free.  

In an emergency call 000.

Mental Health Support Lines
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
 
Domestic Violence Support
RUAH Community Services for City of Belmont Residents Only (In collaboration with the City Belmont and Belmont Police): 13 78 24
Family and Domestic Violence: 1800 RESPECT or 1800 737 732

Children and Youth Mental Health Support Lines
Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 (5 to 25 year olds) or 1800 654 432 (parents)
Head Space: 1800 650 890 (12-25 year olds, family and friends)
 
Other Support Lines:
Jacaranda Community Centre (financial counselling, emergency relief and food assistance): 9477 4346

 

 

The City asks that if you have recently returned from overseas or have been in contact with someone who has returned from overseas, and are feeling unwell with flu-like symptoms, that you immediately seek medical advice and do not attend our facilities.

These guidelines are in place to ensure that we can offer the safest possible environment for our visitors. We will continue to monitor the situation and update the above advice as guided by the Department of Health.