COVID-19 Is Here
And Everyone Has A Role To Play In Stopping It’s Spread
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is an infectious disease that leads to respiratory illness. The main ways to prevent and slow down transmission are:
- Wash your hands well and often
- Stop shaking hands or hugging other people
- Retain a distance of 2 metres from others
- Practice good coughing and sneezing etiquette,
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes
- Disinfect frequently used surfaces and items
In these challenging times, it is important for everyone to pull together. View the community resource guides to see how you can make a difference, and the nationwide government support being put in place to help local activism.
If you are a more vulnerable member of your community, do remember you are not alone, and help is only a phone call away. Familiarise yourself with the handy do’s and don’ts in the guide below to make your life easier in the days and weeks ahead.
Are you interested in volunteering during the COVID-19 response or are you looking to recruit volunteers for your organisation at this time? Volunteers are greatly needed right now and there are procedures in place to ensure good volunteer management practice – here are a few things to consider.
While the vast majority of individuals are looking to help their communities through COVID-19, there are a small number of people who will unfortunately try to use the outbreak as an opportunity to take advantage of others and commit fraud. For those receiving support from volunteers and for volunteers themselves, read these helpful tips to protect yourself.