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Managing COVID-19 at home

Most people who get COVID-19 can manage their symptoms at home – just like they do with a cold or flu. You could get a cough, runny nose or lose your sense of taste and smell.

It’s important to be ready – just in case. So here’s what you need to prepare a COVID-ready ‘kit’ for managing your symptoms at home.

  • You should ensure proper hygiene to slow the spread at home, stay in your room as much as possible and limit numbers in your house. And remember to rest if you need it. 

  • We need to keep our emergency departments and ambulance services free for those who really need them. Only call 000 if it is an emergency.  

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    If you are feeling anxious, call one of our two Head to Health Hubs in Gippsland (Warragul and Sale) on 1800 595 212 for free advice and help.

Key contacts


13 11 14


1300 224 365

Kids Helpline

1800 551 800


1300 789 987

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

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Please read this advice from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)

Additional Resources

If you need medical support for COVID-19 please call your regular GP for support, they may be able to offer telehealth or see you in an isolation room. If your GP is unavailable or it is after hours you can seek support from the organisations below.

    • Nurse-on-call – direct contact with a registered nurse for free, caring, professional health advice, call 1300 60 60 24 from anywhere in Victoria, 24 hours a day.
    • Victorian Virtual Emergency Department – a public health service for non-life-threatening emergencies. Access emergency care from anywhere in Victoria, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The service can also prescribe anti-viral medication for eligible people who cannot get an appointment with a GP. For more information, visit
    • Priority Primary Care Centres in Warragul and Moe are open after hours. For contact information visit
    • HealthAccess offer afterhours telehealth consultations – call 1800 272 767