COVID-19 is a new coronavirus. Coronaviruses cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. COVID-19 can affect your breathing and lungs. Most people experience mild illness and recover, but for some people it is more severe and may require medical attention and could result in death.
If you think that you may have the COVID-19 infection you can use the Healthdirect Symptom Checker to find out if you need to contact your doctor or the hotline for advice.
Older people and their carers can also ring the free OPAN hotline for COVID-19 with any questions 1800 171 866
To find out about local restrictions put in place as part of the response to COVID-19 visit the Health Direct Restriction Checker.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Check your symptoms
The following list of resources have been selected to help people find trustworthy information on what COVID-19 is and what can be done. It also includes links to resources on palliative care for those who need them. Being prepared and informed is important. Knowing where to find trustworthy information helps.
Last updated 02 August 2021