Tips, resources, and downloads about coronavirus (COVID-19).
Covid vaccines in Victoria are being rolled out at a number of different venues. Click here to view a list of vaccination centres from the Department of Health
Updates about how many Covid cases are active in Victoria and exposure sites are being provided by the Department of Health.
The Department of Health now recommends that children 12 years and over need to wear masks.
Disclaimer: Any coronavirus information mentioned is accurate at the time this article was first published (25 Feb 2020). For the most up-to-date information about coronavirus restrictions, please visit the source: www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
HOW TO REDUCE RISK OF INFECTION:
Victorians should act now to reduce the risk of infection from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The situation is changing rapidly so please visit the Department of Health website regularly for updated information.
Top tips to help stop the spread of coronavirus
Wear a face mask when leaving your home
Wash your hands often and properly (for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water)
Cough sneeze into a tissue/your elbow & avoid touching your face
If you feel unwell, have been overseas or come in contact with a positive case you must not leave your house/hotel.
Practice physical distancing – keep 1.5 metre distance from others, don’t shake hands/touch others.
For the latest on physical distancing guidelines visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
These assets can be printed out or shared on your digital channels to help inform people about reducing the risk of coronavirus.
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Information in other languages
The Department of Health has translated coronavirus information for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, health professionals and industry. Information includes factsheets and promotional materials.
Delivering health promotion information online
We've put together this suite of fact sheets to help health promotion practitioners deliver their messaging during coronavirus.
You can view case studies about online health promotion at our Health Promotion in Action blog.
- Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council has information and updates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders about coronavirus.
- World Health Organisation (WHO) has published guidelines for communicating during emergencies and information on COVID-19 and noncommunicable diseases
- UNICEF Australia has tips on how to talk to children about coronavirus.
VicHealth has teamed up with Victorian comedians Rhys Nicholson and Becky Lucas to help deliver coronavirus wellbeing tips with their unique voices, to engage with younger audiences on social media. For all official coronavirus advice, please refer to the Department of Health and Human Services.
These videos feature tips from footy stars to help encourage healthy habits during coronavirus. Click here to see more videos from AFL Players.