Stay safe together
Vaccination is your best protection against COVID-19
COVID-19 is still active in our community. Stay up-to-date with your booster to protect yourself and your loved ones from the worst of COVID-19.
Follow health advice
The COVID-19 virus is transmitted from person to person, usually when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Transmission may occur from contaminated surfaces, so it is important to frequently wash your hands.
Follow ATAGI vaccination advice
Practice good hygiene
Mask up in crowded places
Practice physical distancing
To protect yourself and others from infection:
- Clean your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing
- Avoid contact with anyone who has symptoms such as fever, a cough, sore throat, fatigue, and shortness of breath
- Wear a mask and physically distance yourself where possible, staying 1.5 metres away from people
- Stay home if you are unwell
To access the COVID-19 symptom checker visit healthdirect.
When should I get tested?
You should get tested for COVID-19 if:
- You have symptoms of the illness — even if your symptoms are mild; or
- You have been advised to do so by a health professional
Depending on how long it has been since you recovered from COVID-19, you may need to take another test if you develop new COVID-19 symptoms.
For more information on when to see a doctor and when to get tested, visit healthdirect.
Stay up-to-date with your vaccinations
COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone and all COVID-19 vaccination appointments are bulk-billed.
Anyone aged 5 years and over can receive a COVID-19 vaccination.
Vaccination is also recommended for children aged 6 months to under 5 years in at risk population groups. If you’re unsure if your child is at risk, speak to your healthcare professional.
You can book an appointment to get the COVID-19 vaccine through:
- selected general practices
- Aboriginal Controlled Community Health Services
- selected community pharmacies
Use the healthdirect Service Finder to locate and book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Vaccination offers the best protection against serious illness or death from COVID-19. Boosters are important to maintain this protection. You should get all the recommended doses for your age and individual health needs.
The latest advice from the Australian Technical Advisory Group (ATAGI) on Immunisation states that:
- all adults can get a booster if it’s been 6 months or longer since their last COVID-19 booster or confirmed infection (whichever is most recent)
- if you are aged 75 or older and it has been six months since receiving a COVID-19 vaccine or confirmed infection, you should get a booster dose
- those aged 65-74 years and anyone aged 18 years and over with medical comorbidities, disability or complex health needs, should also consider a booster dose, following discussion with their health care provider
For more information on COVID-19 vaccines, visit healthdirect.
COVID-19 vaccination information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk from COVID-19. Find out more about how to protect your community.