The Victorian Government is embarking on a major expansion of its testing program. Read this newsletter about who should get tested and how to get tested.
For Victorian government updates: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus.
For Victorian government daily updates: www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-daily-update.
For Federal government updates: www.health.gov.au/news/latest-information-about-novel-coronavirus.
For international updates: www.who.int/westernpacific/emergencies/covid-19.
World Health Organisation resources: www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus.
Up-to-date statistics, including by country: www.worldometers.info/coronavirus.
Contact the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on coronavirus – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact the Victorian Coronavirus Hotline 1800 675 398 if you suspect you have coronavirus – available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For localised information, council officers at both Nillumbik and Banyule are available to help you. For example, they may be able to support you or someone you know with accessing services, information or other support.
Fiona Vuong, Positive Ageing Officer, Nillumbik Council:
0436 676 617, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lauren Brooker, Age Friendly Planner, Banyule Council:
0466 356 675 email@example.com.
Jan Taylor suggests that you watch the first 3 minutes of this video that explains the impact of social distancing.
Leanne Ipsen suggests that you watch this video, which is entitled The Facts About Covid-19. It is by the Head of the Infectious Diseases at the Austin Hospital. 21 minutes.
Dianne Parslow suggests that you read the relevant page in Wikipedia.