Where to get information on Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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HUMAN HEALTH

The Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services has information and guidance on the current outbreak of coronavirus, which will be updated as the situation evolves. You can access this information and guidance at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.

The Department has also prepared information on 10 ways to reduce your risk of contracting coronavirus. One of the best things people can do every day to stop the spread of viruses like coronavirus is to practice excellent hand hygiene, and cough and sneeze etiquette. Information, including posters, can be read and downloaded here.

If you have concerns about your health, it's best to contact your GP, or if you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease, please call the

dedicated health hotline on 1800 675 398.

Please keep 000 for emergencies only.

If you have recently returned from overseas, you can also find information and advice at www.dhhs.vic.gov.au.

 

MUNICIPAL COUNCILS

Each of the five municipal councils within the G21 region is providing information on Coronavirus for their residents.  Relevant links are:

City of Greater Geelong

Surf Coast Shire

Golden Plains Shire

Colac Otway Shire

Borough of Queenscliffe

 

BUSINESS

The State Government has launched a hotline for businesses dealing with the significant challenges posed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

The pandemic is creating issues for businesses large and small who are facing a downturn in trade, bans on events and restrictions on indoor gatherings, as well as challenges in dealing with employee safety and entitlements.

Given the rapidly changing nature of the crisis, businesses need quick access to accurate information on how to keep their workplace safe, and advice on how to plan to deal with the current situation and anticipate likely developments.

Businesses across the state can now access information on dealing with COVID-19 by calling the

Business Victoria hotline on 13 22 15.

Businesses calling the hotline will be able to get information about support services, including those available through Business Victoria, which offers mentoring to help business operators develop business continuity and recovery plans.

The hotline provides the latest information on the response to COVID-19 and how this affects businesses, including how to access financial support available through the national stimulus package.

In addition to calling the Business Victoria hotline, business operators can also find information at business.vic.gov.au.

 

EDUCATION

For the latest Victorian Department of Education information about schools and COVID-19 click here: education.vic.gov.au