Stay up to date with the latest from the Department of Health and Human Service (DHHS) with the Coronavirus COVID-19 daily update.
For more information visit the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) site on Coronavirus COVID-19.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has created an interactive self-assessment tool for those living in or travelling from overseas to Victoria. The self-assessment tool uses the latest advice and will help you better understand the risks and precautions you need to take based on your personal circumstances. Visit the DHHS website to access the self-assessment tool.
If you are concerned about Coronavirus COVID-19, please call the Coronavirus COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.
Central Highlands Rural Health has testing available at Daylesford Health and Kyneton Health.
If any of the current clinical criteria applies to you, please call ahead to:
Daylesford Health (03 5321 6654) or
Kyneton Health (03 5422 9900)
between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
to speak to a nurse.
People without symptoms should not be tested except in special circumstances such as recovered cases wishing to return to work in a healthcare facility or aged care facility or where requested by the department as part of outbreak management or enhanced surveillance.
Patients who meet the following clinical criteria should be tested:
Additional testing note: In addition, testing is recommended for people with new onset of other clinical symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (headache, myalgia, stuffy nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea) AND who are close contacts of a confirmed case of COVID-19; who have returned from overseas in the past 14 days; or who are healthcare or aged care workers
Source: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Case and contact management guidelines for health services and general practitioners (20 June 2020 – Version 22)
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).
This novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.
People with COVID-19 are most likely to have a fever, and may have respiratory symptoms like a sore throat, runny nose, cough or shortness of breath.
Not all people with the disease will have a fever. Symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common such as a cold or flu.
Health authorities around the world believe the virus is spread through close contact with people carrying the virus.
There is evidence that people are infectious before they begin to show symptoms of the virus, however they are likely to be most infectious for the first few days of illness.