With a highly vaccinated population, most COVID-positive people are unlikely to get severely unwell or require hospitalisation and will be able to manage their symptoms at home – where clinically safe and appropriate to do so.
These tools can help people living with COVID to know what actions they may need to take and when they may need to seek further medical help. There are also a range of clinical guidelines published by the RACGP and the National COVID-19 Evidence Taskforce to support GPs to manage and monitor their COVID-positive patients in the community.
Read this important fact sheet below:
Call the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Services on 1800 512 348 for information, advice and strategies to help you manage your wellbeing and mental health.Victorians can leave their home if they are not safe and seek help and support at an Orange Door or other family violence support service. If you or someone you know is at risk or experiencing family violence, call 000 in an emergency or safe steps 24/7 crisis service on 1800 015 188.
The Partners in Wellbeing hotline (1300 375 330) is open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm and until 10pm on weekdays. Referrals are encouraged from people who identify as LGBTIQ, multicultural, Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people, veterans and people experiencing homelessness. Additional support for business owners is available through access to business advisors and financial counsellors.
Find more resources for LGBTIQ+, ATSIC, HIV+ transgender and other community groups.
The Victorian Government’s COVID website and the 24-hour coronavirus hotline: 1800 675 398.