As we confront Coronavirus (COVID-19), I am grateful for our community of determined, thoughtful people who step up to look after each other and the places we love.

Because at this uncertain time, it’s especially important that we stay informed and connected, to take care of ourselves and our communities.

We all have a role to play in slowing and steadying the spread of the virus.

Whether it’s practising good hygiene, stopping the spread of misinformation, or stepping up and supporting those who are feeling particularly challenged in these times – we can all play our part. We will get through this together.

Here are some important resources from government and health bodies, to help us all make sure we’re keeping as healthy, both physically and mentally, as we can.

Key resources

Looking after your physical health

Australian Government's Department of Health: Latest Australian health advice and updates
Australian Governments' Department of Health: Translated information and resources
Australian Government's Department of Health: Fact sheets and resources
World Health Organisation: International health advice
World Health Organisation: How to effectively hand wash

As well as your physical health, it’s important to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this challenging time.

Looking after your mental health

Beyond Blue: A guide on looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak
ReachOut: 10 ways to take care of yourself during Coronavirus

To speak to someone

Healthdirect hotline: 1800 022 222
Speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns. The line operates 24/7

Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080
Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus. The line operates 24/7. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.


Banner image: Elke Kerr

Kelly O'Shanassy

CEO of the Australian Conservation Foundation.