17/03/2020

 

An update to AM-YAC Community regarding the Coronavirus

Cornavirus or COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection. Click the link to visit the Stop the Spread web page.

The SA Health and Australian Government Department of Health websites provide important information regarding the current situation, protecting yourself and others and what you should do if you think you have COVID-19. If you are concerned, please click the links in this page to visit the websites to receive the latest information released from the government.

As of 16 March 2020, there have been 29 confirmed cases in South Australia. Authorities advise that you should seek medical attention if you develop symptoms within 14 days of the last contact with a confirmed case or returning to Australia from overseas. Please note that you will need to call ahead to book an appointment and that you will be asked to take precautions when you attend for treatment.

For question about testing or if you are seeking further information about Coronavirus, call the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

The AM-YAC Indigenous Community Trust can provide assistance to AM-YAC Members to purchase food and essential household items to prepare for and endure quarantine at home due to Coronavirus. For assistance, please go to the AM-YAC Trust Coronavirus Assistance Policy page to find out more and submit an application.

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