This page provides some useful information for our patients and community regarding Covid-19 infection, prevention and support services. It is not intended to replace a conversation with your GP for your own personal circumstances.
Please phone (02) 6361 8448 to discuss your situation with your GP.
You can also call NSW Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933 (8:30am to 8:30pm) if you are Covid positive and need advice. Or, phone the 24hour National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
How to prepare in case you get Covid-19?
In case you get Covid, and need to be at home or in isolation for up to 2 weeks (often minimum 7 days) you may consider:
Keeping at least 2 weeks supplies of your usual medications
You may experience cold or flu symptoms, aches and pains, and a temperature (fever) which may require paracetamol or ibuprofen. Keep supplies of these medications for yourself and for other household members (eg. Children's Panadol).
Be prepared to keep fluid levels up to maintain hydration, as you may experience diarrhoea and tummy upsets.
Plan for how you will provide meals for yourself or other family members if you need to separate healthy household members from unwell members. You may also need to use separate bathrooms and toilet facilities if you can.
Consider how you will look after pets, and have pet food supplies on hand.
You may need to consider some activities or plans to keep yourself, children or other household members occupied while isolating or if other family members are unwell. Consider hobbies, puzzles, games, movies, arts & crafts, books or other home-based activities. Remember: while in isolation you are not allowed to leave your home.
Make sure you have contact details for your GP, pharmacy, and a plan for who to contact if you need assistance, or become very unwell.
Call NSW Health COVID-19 Care at Home Support Line on 1800 960 933 (8.30am - 8.30pm) if you are Covid positive and need advice.
If you have symptoms or questions about COVID-19, call the 24hr National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.
NSW Health information
Testing and Self-Isolation information fact sheets:
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What to do if you have Covid?
A Blog post from Dr Wendy Burton, MBBS, FRACGP (Hon) Australian GP from the website "GPs Can"
NSW Health information
Other fact sheets: