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Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for older Australians Factsheet

Download an information factsheet for older Australians, their family and friends about how to protect older Australians from the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) here: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-older-australians


Australia is experiencing an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). This virus has spread quickly across the world. In Australia, we have been able to take steps to slow the rate of infection. To continue this trend, we all need to work together to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 can cause respiratory infections, ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases. Older Australians (people age 60+), and people with compromised immune systems, are among those at risk of the more serious forms of Coronavirus

Even if you are feeling well it is important to take steps to prevent the spread of this virus. Good hygiene and taking care when interacting with other people, are the best defences for you and your family against COVID-19.

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4 Responses to Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for older Australians Factsheet

  1. Christine Ritchie says:

    Older people who are in isolation how do they vote

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Christine,
      Great question. The Electoral Commission has opened up telephone voting for those who are self-isolating or in residential aged care facilities. You will need to contact ECQ directly on 1300 881 665.

      Kind regards,
      Lisa Hodgkinson
      Communications & Seniors Month Coordinator

  2. Lisa Holland says:

    Are there any services (beyond random individuals on social media) that will offer grocery shopping or prescription delivery for elderly people who are self-isolating in Brisbane?

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Lisa,
      Queenslanders in home quarantine as a result of COVID-19 will be able to access advice, information and support through the Queensland Government’s Community Recovery Hotline. The hotline can work with charities and non-government organisations to arrange the non-contact delivery of essential food and medication to people in quarantine with no other means of support. The phone number for the hotline is 1800 173 349.

      Kind regards,
      Lisa Hodgkinson
      Communications and Seniors Month Coordinator

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