COVID-19 information about how to protect your health
What you need to know to stay safe around COVID-19.
An Easy Read guide
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Wearing a face mask is a good way to
protect yourself from COVID-19.
You may be asked to wear a face mask when you:
- go to hospital
- see a doctor
- go to an aged care home – a place where older people live.
It’s a good idea to wear a face mask when you’re in a public indoor space, or somewhere that’s crowded.
You should carry a face mask with you just in
case you need to wear it
Washing your hands
You should wash your hands:
- with soap and water
- for at least 20 seconds.
If you can't wash your hands, you can use
You should bring hand sanitiser with you
when you leave your home.
Always wash your hands:
- before you eat
- when you come home.
Safety at home
There are services you can contact if you:
- don’t feel safe at home
- experience family and domestic violence.
Family and domestic violence is when you
are hurt by someone close to you, such as:
- your boyfriend, girlfriend or partner
- your husband, wife or spouse
- a member of your family
- someone who takes care of you.