COVID-19 & Our Community Library

COVID-19

This year has been like no other in recent times. This is thanks to the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the world. With over 67 million cases and 1.5 million death across the world, there is no doubt that the virus has been one of the most significant parts of the year. Unfortunately, and as you know, Australia remains affected. With over twenty-seven thousand cases and almost a thousand deaths, its reality is not farfetched. In turn, it became necessary for the government to respond to the threat and protect the health and lives of members of the Australian community. One way through which the government has achieved this is through a wide range of restrictions on various activities. These activities include physical gatherings and meetings. In turn, these restrictions have affected a wide range of organisations within Australia. Again, we are not left out. As such, our community library is currently closed. Regardless, we are looking forward to opening as soon as existing regulations permit us to open.

Understanding COVID-19

You must understand this pandemic if you must keep safe. We hope to see you when the relevant restrictions get lifted. As such, it is our priority that you remain safe even within the virus. However, to achieve this, you must understand the virus, its symptoms and the various ways to protect yourself. 

So, here is what you need to know.

Symptoms of COVID-19

One thing that makes this virus deadly is that you can easily associate its symptoms to other minor illnesses. Regardless, knowing these symptoms are still very much necessary to ensure that you can adequately respond to the virus. 

These symptoms include:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
 

So, if you experience any of these symptoms, your best bet is to request medical help. You can call 000 to get urgent help from appropriate medical officers 

How to Prevent the Spread

As you must know, one thing that has made the coronavirus deadly is its capacity to spread. While it started in China, today, it has reached over 200 countries of the world. In turn, it becomes necessary to prevent the further spread of the virus. 

There are various recommended ways through which we can achieve this. They include:

  • Maintaining good hygiene
  • Maintaining physical distancing 
  • Abiding by the limitations concerning public gatherings
  • Isolating yourself when necessary

If You Need Help

Each day, the government continues to develop new options to respond to the threat posed by the virus. In turn, you might need advice and information on the virus. In case you do, you can contact the following:


National Coronavirus

Helpline: 1800 020 080


Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National): 131 450

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