Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Links and Resources
Protect Yourself and the Community
It is important we all play our part in preventing the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Queensland Health recommends 5 important ways we can all follow help stop the spread of viruses:
- Clean your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or bent elbow when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. And avoid shaking hands.
- Stay home if you are unwell.
- Avoid contact with anyone who is unwell – try to stay 1.5m away from anyone coughing or sneezing.
Potential ways you may contract the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) include:
- someone with the virus sneezes or coughs onto you
- someone with the virus coughed or sneezed onto a surface (like a door handle) that you touch, and you get the infected droplets on your hands and then transfer them to your mouth, nose or eyes when you touch your face or eat.
Remember: Looking after yourself by eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting regular physical activity, sleeping well and reducing stress is important all the time.
Please print resources below to display in reception, restrooms and other office areas as required:
Print A4 Poster: 5 Ways to Stop The Spread of Viruses (PDF)
Print A4 Poster: 6 Steps to Successful Everyday Hand Washing (PDF)
Print A3 Poster: Queensland Government – Novel Coronavirus What You Need to Know Poster
COVID-19 Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Audiences:
Keep Up to Date
As the impact of the virus in Queensland changes, advice will change, so it is important to get up-to-date advice from credible sources. We recommend following updates from:
Australian Department of Health:
World Health Organisation:
Watch these short animations from the World Health Organisation to learn more about COVID-19 and important ways you can protect yourself against it.
COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the droplets produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. Watch this short animation to learn more about COVID-19 and how to protect yourself against it.
What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Watch this short video to find out more.