Stop The Spread

Good hygiene

Good hygiene includes washing your hands, covering your coughs and cleaning your home or workplace.

When you practise good hygiene you:

cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissueput used tissues straight into the binwash your hands often with soap and water, including before and after eating and after going to the toiletuse alcohol-based hand sanitisersavoid touching your eyes, nose and mouthclean and disinfect frequently used surfaces such as benchtops, desks and doorknobsclean and disinfect frequently used objects such as mobile phones, keys, wallets and work passesincrease the amount of fresh air available by opening windows or adjusting air conditioning

Alcohol-free hand rubs have not been shown to be effective against viruses like COVID-19, and experts recommend against using them.

Social distancing

Find out how to practise social distancing in public, at home, at work, and in schools.

Social distancing in public means people:

stay at home and only go out if it is absolutely essentialkeep 1.5 metres away from othersavoid physical greetings such as handshaking, hugs and kissesuse tap and go instead of cashtravel at quiet times and avoid crowdsavoid public gatherings and at risk groups like older peoplepractise good hygiene

Public gatherings

Understand the limits that apply to essential gatherings and non-essential gatherings.

Stay at home unless you are:

going to work or education (if you are unable to do so at home)shopping for essential supplies such as groceries, return home without delaygoing out for personal exercise in the neighbourhood, on your own or with one otherattending medical appointments or compassionate visits