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National Coronavirus Helpline

Healthdirect Australia has worked with the Department of Health to set up the Coronavirus Health Information Line to provide non-clinical information about COVID-19. The number is 1800 020 080.

Healthdirect Australia resources

  • Get COVID Clarity – find up to date information on COVID-19 including how to manage COVID symptoms.
  • What happens after you recover from COVID -19? – a blog sharing information about when people can expect to feel better after COVID -19.
  • Multilingual resources - Healthdirect's 'What to do if you have COVID-19' factsheet poster is now available in multiple languages, including Arabic, Assyrian, Bengali, Chinese (both simplified and traditional), Greek, Hindi, Italian, Khmer, Korean, Punjabi, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese. These can be found on their Marketing Resources page under healthdirect resources in other languages

Seeking medical attention

Learn more about how to seek medical attention on the Department of Health's page

Advice on seeing a doctor and getting tested is also available on the Healthdirect website here

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

If you are feeling worried or struggling to cope during isolation, you can speak to, or chat online with, trained counsellors as part of Beyond Blue's 24/7 support service.

Phone 1800 512 348

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Domestic violence

COVID-19 is leading to a rise in domestic violence. If you or anyone you know needs help, please call the national helpline 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732.

If you are in immediate danger, call the police on 000.

Read our recent article, COVID-19 and family violence, where we ask some experts for strategies and advice for families at risk.

Last updated: 15 March 2022

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