What is COVID-19?

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. The virus can spread from person to person. Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or loss of taste or smell.

We can all help stop the spread:

  • Get tested if you have symptoms (even if mild).
  • Practise good hygiene. 
  • Download the COVIDSafe app. 
  • Keep 1.5 metres distance from others wherever, whenever possible.

For more information on the South Australian roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions, visit the Government of South Australia COVID-19 website

How is covid-19 spread?

COVID-19 is most likely to spread from person-to-person through: 

  • Direct close contact with a person while they are infectious or in the 24 hours before their symptoms appear. 
  • close contact with a person with a confirmed infection who coughs or sneezes; and/or 
  • touching objects or surfaces (such as door handles or tables) contaminated from a cough or sneeze from a person with a confirmed infection, and then touching your mouth or face.

Keep up to date with the latest government announcements and guidelines, please refer to: The Australian Department of Health at or SA

How can you help prevent the spread of covid-19?

Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping your distance from others when you are sick is the best defence against most viruses. Specifically, you should:

  • sanitise or wash your hands before and after entering a home, preparing or eating food, going to the bathroom, touching your face or blowing your nose. 
  • cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, dispose of tissues immediately into a bin, and wash your hands. 
  • if you are unwell, stay at home and avoid contact with others; and exercise personal responsibility for social distancing measures by staying at least 1.5 metres away from people.

More Information

The Australian Government Department of Health has resources in English and other spoken languages.

​The National Disability Insurance Agency has published information in Easy English,

NDIS Commission coronavirus (COVID-19) information

​In addition to detailed written information and videos, healthdirect provides a symptom checker to help you identify symptoms of COVID-19.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office. We acknowledge that this may be an uncertain and anxious time for you. Your physical and mental wellbeing is incredibly important, and we appreciate you working with us to ensure we keep you and our staff safe. You can visit this page for more information related to keep your physical and mental wellbeing positive.

Australian Psychological Society

Other Recommendations for Adorable Home Care Staff

The following practices apply:

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