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Information for Aboriginal Communities

2020 04 30 LSP 609

The Aboriginal Health Council of SA has specific information about protecting yourself and your family.

  • Everybody is at risk of contracting COVID-19 so you need to protect yourself and others. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk from illness.
  • Testing facilities for COVID-19 are available in all member Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service throughout SA.
  • Find out where you can access health advice or help for Aboriginal Communities.

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) provides up-to-date information for Aboriginal communities including important hygiene and social distancing practices including:

  • avoid large gatherings
  • avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth
  • avoid unnecessary physical contact with others
  • don’t share food or drinks
  • don’t share smokes
  • don’t collect and smoke used cigarette butts
  • cover your cough and sneeze into your elbow or tissue
  • stay at home if feeling unwell
  • if you have a cough or breathing difficulty, contact your local medical service
  • stay up-to-date and aware of all relevant information on COVID-19.