Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new respiratory virus first detected in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections, ranging from the common cold to more serious diseases.
The majority of COVID-19 cases result in mild symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. However, it can lead to death, particularly in people who are older or who have suppressed immune systems or pre-existing conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
COVID-19 has been rapidly spreading around the world since December 2019. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the outbreak a pandemic and Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
Efforts to contain the outbreak include social distancing, good hygiene and cleaning practices, quarantine and self-isolation. Governments around the world and in Australia are also enacting broader lockdowns of non-essential services. All of these measures have implications for the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable Australians and continuity of supports provided to them by community sector organisations.
We, One Dream Community, keep ourselves up to date with the latest news and training to to provide safe and professional services.
If you want to know more information about COVID-19, please refer to links below.
Link to the NSW department of health
Link to latest COVID-19 updates
The Australian Department of Health has created a number of fact sheets:
COVID-19 frequently asked questions
COVID-19 information for people with a suspected case
COVID-19 information for close contacts of a confirmed case
COVID-19 information for older Australians
Links to further COVID-19 fact sheets:
COVID-19 Fact sheets in different languages