Queensland Health has issued information regarding how residents can help out during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:
In true Queenslander spirit, we’ve been getting questions every day from those in our community who are keen to help out during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The very best things you can do are wash your hands often and properly, keep your distance from people outside your direct household, stay at home when you’re sick and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow. If you only do these things during this time, that’s enough to save lives.
If you’d like to do more, below is a list of ways you can help out.
Join Queensland’s Care Army
The Care Army is a way you can volunteer to help older people living in the community who may not have friends, family or neighbours to support them. You can register to become part of the Care Army by registering through this online form.
Volunteer for other organisations
Many of the state’s regular volunteers are retirees, which means most of them will fall into age categories that make them at a higher risk of severe symptoms of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because of this, some of our usual volunteers can’t, and shouldn’t, meet their regular volunteering commitments.
Now more than ever, Australian Red Cross Lifeblood needs people to donate blood. Every blood donation helps save three lives, and with the current pandemic as well as the approaching influenza season, these products will be more useful than ever.
Keep up to date on local Coronavirus measures here.
For updates or health advice about Coronavirus visit the Department of Health website.
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