What is Coronavirus?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
COVID-19 is a disease caused by a new form of coronavirus. It was first reported in December 2019.



​Please visit or contact the medical centre if you think you might have those symptoms:

  • fever

  • coughing

  • sore throat

  • fatigue

  • shortness of breath

You can prevent those symptoms by medical supplements and keep your hygiene as best as you can.


The virus can spread from person to person through:

  • close contact with an infectious person (including in the 24 hours before they had symptoms)

  • contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze

  • touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face

COVID-19 is a new disease, so there is no existing immunity in our community. This means that COVID-19 could spread widely and quickly.


How to Protect Yourself

Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus spreading.

When you practise good hygiene you:

  • cover your coughs and sneezes with protective mask

  • wash your hands often with soap and water

  • use alcohol-based hand sanitisers

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

  • clean and disinfect frequently used surfaces such as benchtops, desks and doorknobs

  • clean and disinfect frequently used objects such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passes

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