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About COVID-19

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About COVID-19

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What is COVID-19?

COVID-19 is a new infectious disease caused by a recently discovered strain of coronavirus. It causes cold and flu-like symptoms and can affect your lungs and airways. The long-term impacts of the disease are not yet known, because it’s a new disease and we are still learning about it.

Symptoms can include…

If you have serious symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, you need to get tested. You can find a testing clinic and FAQs about testing here.You can also use the Healthdirect Symptom Checker.

If you need to get tested for COVID-19, it’s important to call before going to your medical centre or local emergency rooms. Going straight there could put others at risk.

For more information about COVID-19, visit HealthdirectQueensland Health. For the latest updates about COVID-19, you can visit the Australian Department of Health website.

Keeping yourselves and others safe

There are some simple things you can do to help protect yourself, your family and the people around you.

  • Understand how to self-isolate
  • Practice good hygiene
  • Follow public gathering limits
  • Stay home and socially distance.

Remember to regularly check the contact tracing locations on the Queensland Government website. If you have been to any of the locations listed, get tested immediately and follow the official public health advice.