Health providers: Key messages to the community

02 June, 2021

Health providers can use the following key messages in their communications to the community, particularly in their social media updates:

  • There are coronavirus exposure sites across Melbourne. If you, or your friends or family, went to any of the exposure sites listed here at the times indicated, please follow the advice given for that particular site.
  • If you have cold or flu like symptoms, such as a cough, fever, sore throat, shortness of breath or runny nose, even if these are mild, you should get tested for COVID-19.
  • Getting vaccinated helps protect you from getting sick from COVID-19. The vaccines being used in Australia are very effective at preventing serious illness and loss of life from COVID-19. Vaccination centres are open to people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Checking in at venues and facilities helps with contact tracing and keeps Victoria safe and open. When you check-in, you create a record of the time and date you visited a venue. This means that if there is a COVID-19 outbreak, contact tracers can quickly access your contact information and get in touch with you, if you’ve visited a public exposure site. This will help to contain a COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Please tell anyone who is concerned to call the coronavirus hotline - on 1800 675 398, then press 0 (zero).