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How to protect your health

An Easy Read guide on how to protect your health.

You must wear a mask if you:

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  • go to an airport or fly on a plane anywhere in NSW.

For people who live in

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  • Sydney
  • the Central Coast
  • the Blue Mountains
  • Wollongong


Person wearing a face mask on public transport
  • you must wear a mask on public transport 
Person wearing a face mask in a car
  • you must wear a mask in a taxi or Uber.
People 1.5 metres apart

Physical distancing is when you stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people.

People physically distancing

You should stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people when you can.

Person in a wheelchair

Physical distancing can be hard for people with disability.

Person in wheelchair with carers

It can be hard to stay 1.5 metres away from:

  • carers and family members
  • support workers.
Person keeping 1.5 metres distance from others

If you leave your home, you should stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people when you can.

Hands being washed under a tap

You should wash your hands:

  • with soap and water
  • for at least 20 seconds.

Use hand sanitiser if you can’t wash your hands.

Always wash your hands:

Person coming in the door
  • when you come home
Person eating from container
  • before you eat.

You should also keep in touch with your:

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  • carers and family members
People talking on phones
  • friends.
People 1.5 metres apart

You can meet other people in person but you should try to stay 1.5 metres apart.

Person being comforted

If you are not safe in your home, you can get family and domestic violence support.

Family and domestic violence is when you are hurt by someone close to you, such as:

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  • your boyfriend or girlfriend
Couple having an argument
  • your husband or wife
Members of family having an argument
  • a member of your family
Carer and person having an argument
  • someone who takes care of you.
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You can call our Domestic Violence Helpline anytime.

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