Last updated 24 March 2020
The situation is changing rapidly, so for the most up to date information please visit:
- Australian Government Department of Health website, which includes links to resources for aged care and health care workers
- World Health Organisation (WHO) website, including
- Queensland Government Health website, including
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
Community Recovery Hotline – a line for essential food and medications
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 Community Recovery Hotline on 1800 173 349 may also be used by people who for social and emotional telephone support.
At this time the hotline is only for people in quarantine, and only for those who have no other support mechanisms.
Queenslanders who require health advice or information while in quarantine or self-isolation should call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus. For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/community/disasters-emergencies/queensland-disasters/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
Resources and information in different languages
EthnoLink Language Services have launched a dedicated multilingual resource library focused on COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Visit the site – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Multilingual Resource Library. Currently they have information available in 24 languages (more to come) from Health authorities at Federal, State and Global levels.
The QueenslandGovernemtn has translated resources and information regarding translating services here www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19/find-the-facts/translated-resources
The Australian government department of health has produced a series of animated explainer videos around Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Coronavirus video – Social distancing
Coronavirus video – Older Australians
Coronavirus video – Good Hygiene Starts Here
Coronavirus video – Help Stop The Spread
Coronavirus video –Stay Informed
Coronavirus video – Recent Traveller
Seven steps to prevent the spread of the virus (World Health Organisation)