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Good hygiene and physical distancing are incredibly important during this time.


To keep yourself and others safe there are four key actions that people in Victoria are being asked to continue:
  • Stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms COVID-19, however mild.
  • Practise good hygiene – wash your hands and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.
  • Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people where you can.
  • Wear a face mask when required.

STEP-BY-STEP ADVICE

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Stay home if you have symptoms
It is more important than ever to stay home and get tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Do not go to clases, to work, or shopping. Symptoms include:
Fever, Chills or sweats
Cough
Sore throat
Shortness of breath
Runny nose
Loss/change in sense of smell/taste
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From 30 August 2021, people aged 16 to 39 will be eligible for the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommends the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine as the preferred vaccine for people aged 16 to 59 years, but the AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine can also be provided to 18 to 59 year olds.

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Wash your hands
Good hygiene is incredibly important for slowing the spread of COVID-19. Make sure that you do the following:
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds, using soap and water. Ore, use a hand sanitiser that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • Wash your hands when you get home, arrive at other people’s homes, at your education provider or at work.
  • Wash your hands after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, or using the toilet.
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Keep your distance – stay 1.5 metres away from people you don’t live with MORE INFORMATION

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Wear a face mask. This protects you and your community. Everyone must wear a face mask when required, unless a lawful exception applies. FACE MASKS IN VICTORIA

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The public transport network in Melbourne continues to operate normally, even during lockdown periods. Information about wearing masks onboard can be found on the Public Transport Victoria website. If you’re not sure whether you should be heading to lectures or tutorials in person, get in touch with your education provider directly. PUBLIC TRANSPORT VICTORIA