If you have a sore throat, fever or cough and are concerned you have Coronavirus, call the Congress COVID-19 hotline on 1800 514 400.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus, coronavirus.
Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.
There is a lot of information in the media and social media about COVID-19. Some of this information is inaccurate or out of date and can cause panic and anxiety.
Frequently asked questions
- 1. What should I do if I think I have COVID-19?
- Do not attend the clinic or hospital. If you feel unwell and have travelled anywhere outside the NT, you should call Congress' COVID-19 hotline on 1800 514 400 In the event that you need to be tested, you will be asked to remain at home and we will visit you for assessment.
- 2. What happens when I get tested
- You will need to remain at home in isolation. We will conduct a nasal or throat swab if required. If you cannot safely remain at home you will be given a mask to wear.
There are some key things we can all do to protect ourselves and our families from Coronavirus. These include:
- Wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds regularly
- Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow
- Throw used tissues in bin
- Don’t smoke
- Don’t share toothbrushes
- Don’t share smokes and drinks
- Don’t spit
- Don’t share chewing tobacco
- Stay 3 steps away from others
- Avoid big crowds