16 March 2020
The Australian Government, Department of Health has issued the following information for international travellers on Novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
For the latest advice, information and resources, go to www.health.gov.au
Call the National Coronavirus Help Line on 1800 020 080. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450
The phone number of each state or territory public health agency is available at www.health.gov.au/state-territory-contacts
10 March 2020
Latest update from ACT Health advises if you’re travelling or planning a holiday overseas, please visit the smartraveller page for the latest travel advice.
Many countries are now reporting COVID-19 cases and introducing new entry restrictions. Make sure you’re informed and prepared not just about your destination, but about the countries you need to transit through to get there and home.
If you’ve travelled recently, be vigilant for symptoms.
The signs and symptoms to look out for include:
– flu-like symptoms such as coughing, sore throat or headaches, or
– difficulty breathing.
If you have recently travelled and have these symptoms, quarantine yourself and call your GP.