Important information for our ‘Sounds of Macarthur’ listening audience. It is serious, can be deadly. But you can stay safe with a bit of common sense and good hygiene. Monitor your health and be careful and keep yourself informed

We are certainly living in challenging times. The COVID-19 coronavirus global challenge is having a significant impact on the lives of all Australians – including Macarthur residents and bringing unease to our daily lives. To our radio listeners – Please stay safe and healthy during this public health emergency.

Always cover your mouth when coughing or sneezing.

In public, try and keep one metre away from other people. Continue to practice good hygience, and avoid large gatherings. On social media view legitimate advice and updates. Not everything you read is true. Sometimes misleading and incorrect information is shared, and false and misleading media content is not the answer. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure for the COVID-19. Read helpful details from health.gov.au website.

No-one can be 100% sure of what will be required in the coming months to limit the damage of this virus. But our advice is to keep up to date with legitimate media . COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a cough, a high temperature and shortness of breath. Simple measures like washing your hands often with soap and water can help stop viruses like coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. There‚Äôs no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19).Treatment aims to relieve the symptoms until you recover. It’s not known exactly how coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads from person to person, but similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

The outbreak has impacted significant aspects of everyday lives including travel, work, entertainment such as sporting events, concerts and festivals cancelled, education and school closures, economy, financial markets and fears of a recession.

To answer your questions or concerns, phone the Coronavirus Health Information Line, 24 hours, seven days a week 1800 020 080

You may feel anxious – but there is no need for panic. The virus will end one day.
Your local radio station is also taking careful precautions for its announcers and volunteer staff