Department of Health and Human Services promotional material for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Official social media channels

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Social media messages

The messages and content below are free to use on your personal and organisation's social media channels. 

For the general public

  • For the latest information on #Coronavirus disease in Victoria, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: #COVID19
  • If you are concerned about #Coronavirus disease in Victoria, call the Department of Health and Human Services Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398. Please keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies only. For up-to-date info: #COVID19.
  • The #coronavirus situation changes rapidly. For the latest information see @VicGovDHHS #COVID19
  • #Coronavirus disease can spread after close contact with an infectious person, through droplets from a cough or sneeze, and touching of contaminated services. This is most likely to occur after travel to an affected country, or through living in a house with a person with the infection. Learn more: #COVID19
  • Victorians should now take steps to prepare for the possibility of transmission of coronavirus disease in Victoria in the coming weeks or months. For the latest advice follow @VicGovDHHS and visit #COVID19
  • Protect yourself from #Coronavirus by washing your hands regularly with soap and water; and try not to touch your face, including your eyes, nose or mouth. One way to become infected is to transfer the virus from a contaminated surface to your face or mouth by touching. More from @VicGovDHHS #COVID19
  • Practice good respiratory hygiene:
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. 
    • Cough into your elbow.
    • Dispose of tissues.
    • Wash your hands with soap afterwards.
    • Find out more about the #coronavirus disease in Victoria: #COVID19.
  • Personal hygiene is an important protection against #coronavirus disease and all respiratory illnesses – this includes washing hands regularly, especially after using the toilet and before eating. Get the latest information for Victorians: #COVID19.
  • Consider slowly stocking up on essential items, just in case you need to self-isolate due to #coronavirus . Find out what you need to do from the Department of Health & Human Services: #COVID19
  • If you have recently been to mainland China or Iran, or had contact with a confirmed case of #coronavirus disease – find out what you need to do from @VicGovDHHS #COVID19.
  • If you have a #coronavirus disease question and need a translator:
    • First call 131 450
    • Then request the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services #Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398
    • Keep Triple Zero (000) for emergencies
    • More information #COVID19 #CALD

For health professionals

Digital resources

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Printable resources

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