Corona Virus Info

  

Living Well at Bendigo - Policies for Corona Virus:

 

These are some of the early symptoms of the Corona Virus: 

· FEVER

· COUGHING

· SORE THROAT

· FATIGUE

· SHORTNESS OF BREATHE

 

· If you have early symptoms of Corona Virus as detailed below, or flu-like symptoms, take 3 chewable vitamin C tablets daily to help prevent early symptoms from developing into a full blown case of Corona Virus as well as seeking medical advice.

 

· If you have a fever, Panadol may assist to reduce the fever symptom, as well as seeking medical advice.

 

· It is important to also get your regular flu vaccine and pneumonia vaccines etc, as if you get the Corona Virus in addition to either the regular flu or pneumonia, it will complicate and escalate the severity of the Corona virus.

 

VISITOR/CONTRACTOR policy during period of Corona Virus:

All Contractors must report to Manager’s office prior to entering the village.

All residents must carefully screen and take responsibility as to whether to unlock their unit door to visitors and must decline any access to visitors if in doubt of risk to their or other residents’ personal health and/or well-being.


If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.


When to get tested

If you develop symptoms within 14 days of last contact with a confirmed case or of returning to Australia, you should seek medical attention. Your doctor will tell you if you need to get tested.


Please call the Coronavirus Health Information Line

Call this line if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

1800 020 080


If you're concerned

Call the Coronavirus Health Information Line for advice. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.


After testing

It may take a few days for the test results to come back.

If you have serious symptoms you will be kept in hospital and isolated from other patients to prevent the virus spreading.

If your doctor says you are well enough to re-enter the village while you wait for your test results, you must advise the Village Manager your doctor’s instructions

  • Self-quarantine      in your room, and please advise Village Manager by phone to deliver      meals.
  • PLEASE      refrain from going outside your unit for this 14 day period.
  • wash      your hands often with soap and water
  • cough      and sneeze into your elbow
  • avoid      cooking for or caring for other members of your unit
  • wear      the mask your doctor gives you if you cannot avoid close contact with      other people


Protect yourself and others

To prevent the spread of viruses, practise good hygiene and social distancing (keep at least 1.5m away from other residents).

· Please wash your hands with sanitizer provided in dining room every time you enter or exit the dining room.

· Refrain from touching others i.e. no handshakes, a wave/smile or heel click may have to do in the meantime instead.

· Refrain from un-necessary travel or outings where you may be vulnerable to catching the virus.

· Please advise Village Manager if you are travelling overseas

· Residents who are returning from travel, particularly overseas must self-isolate for 14 days.


Good hygiene

Everyone must practise good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus 

Good hygiene includes:

  • covering your coughs and sneezes with your      elbow or a tissue

     
  • disposing of tissues properly and promptly

     
  • washing your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toilet (washing hands for at least twenty seconds, long enough to sing “happy birthday”

     
  • Using alcohol-based hand sanitisers (minimum alcohol content of 60%)

     
  • cleaning and disinfecting surfaces regularly

     
  • if you are sick (self-isolate), avoiding contact with others and staying more than 1.5 metres away from people

Surgical masks

Surgical masks in the community are only helpful in preventing people who have coronavirus disease from spreading it to others.

If you are well, you do not need to wear a surgical mask. There is little evidence that widespread use of surgical masks in healthy people prevents transmission in public.

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