Groups of people at higher risk
Other people at higher risk
Some other factors can increase your risk of severe COVID-19. Speak to your doctor if you are a:
- person with obesity, diabetes, serious cardiovascular disease, chronic lung disease (including severe asthma), severe chronic liver or kidney disease, active cancer, or are immunocompromised
- resident of an aged care or disability care facility
- person aged 18 years or older and you are unvaccinated.
Find out more on this fact sheet Information for people at higher risk of severe illness (PDF, 103KB).
More information and help
Take a PCR test if you have symptoms
Early diagnosis using a PCR (nose and throat swab) test means you may be able to access antiviral medicines or other treatments to prevent severe illness.
Support with getting vaccinated
For help with getting a vaccine, SMS 'Hey EVA' to 0481 611 382
Guidelines for visiting vulnerable people
If you are visiting a high risk setting like healthcare, aged care, disability care or correctional facilities, take steps to ensure you don't spread COVID-19.