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Symptoms and prevention of COVID-19

Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.

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COVID-19 Restriction Checker

Healthdirect Australia's COVID-19 Restriction Checker tool is helping to keep the Australian public informed, translating government advice into categories such as cafes and restaurants, education, childcare and group gatherings and work to help you get a quick answer to your specific question about restrictions.

=> COVID-19 Restriction Checker.


Good hand washing practice is recommended to help avoid infection and spreading of the virus. The World Health Organization has downloadable resources on hand hygeine and more - WHO's Infection prevention and control.

The best way to avoid infection and the spreading of COVID-19 is to avoid contact with the virus. This image shows you what to do.

COVID-19 coronavirus - how to avoid infection

Infographic courtesy of healthdirect.

The ABC has released a series of podcasts, called the Coronacast, answering questions relating to the Coronavirus, including tips on how to convince friends and family to stay home and how the Coronavirus test is done.


The COVIDSafe app is designed to locate people who have been in contact with someone who has tested positive to the infection.

COVIDSafe app


Healthdirect Australia has developed an online self-guided tool to help people find out if they need to seek medical help.

COVID-19 Symptom Checker

The Australian Academy of Science has released a video (below) about the coronavirus, including a description of symptoms.

Last updated: 10 December 2021

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