Health & Wellbeing

The Health Services Directorate has advised that community spread of COVID-19 is expected at some stage after the quarantine requirements have been lifted. It is important that you are aware of the symptoms and signs of COVID-19 and what you should do to help yourself and/or others. 

The symptoms of COVID-19 include:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a sore throat
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)
  • diarrhoea and/or vomiting
  • muscle aches and pains
  • shortness of breath
  • headache
  • unexplained fatigue

If you have any of these symptoms you are advised to:

  • Isolate yourself at home
  • Call the COVID-19 help line and state that you feel unwell or have symptoms of COVID (the COVID-19 helpline number will be made available shortly)
  • Once you have called the helpline you will be triaged by a clinically trained responder who will decide whether you need an appointment for further assessment and a COVID test
  • If you have a COVID test you will be given the result and advice appropriate to the test result.

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