• Coronavirus spreads easily. If you had close contact (face-to-face, 1 metre or less apart) or live with someone with COVID-19, then you may have caught it.
  • It can take up to 10 days before you become ill with COVID-19.
  • If you have coronavirus, you may pass it on to others even before becoming ill.

Prevent spread to others

PACK Home - wave to family

Stay at home. Separate yourself from others in another room. If you cannot stay in a separate room, you may need to stay in a facility to check on your health and prevent spreading coronavirus to others.

If you can be separate at home make sure you all follow these rules:

PACK Home - sitting with masks and social distancing

If you do make contact with others, keep apart, wear masks and open doors and windows. 

PACK Home - wash hands

Wash your hands often.

PACK Home - bedding

Use separate dishes, towels and bedding. Wash well.

Look after yourself

Recognise when to seek healthcare

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms: fever, aching muscles, cough, sore throat, diarrhoea, contact your health worker or phone the hotline.

  • Visit a health facility urgently if you have difficulty breathing, confusion, chest pain that won’t go away or you cannot wake up.
  • Call ahead. Avoid public transport. If needed, use an ambulance.

Even if you feel well, you can still spread coronavirus to others.
Stop separation only after 10 days.