Premier Mark McGown shares Coronavirus prevention message.


It’s strange times. Coronavirus is taking up all our bandwidth in Perth.

We need simple, easy to follow instructions on how to help flatten the Perth Coronavirus curve – and that’s just what the Premier’s office is giving us.

Practical advice can not only make us feel calmer and less helpless in a post COVID-19 world, but it can also save lives.

Perth people, don’t spread the Coronavirus – spread this simple message.

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Here are 5 things you can easily do to play your part in slowing the spread of COVID-19:

Wash Your Hands

It seems like a pretty basic part of your regular hygiene regime – but washing your hands is an effective method of stopping the spread of Coronavirus.

At least 20 sec (that’s about 1.25 TikTok clips) of washing with soap and water will do the trick.

You can even make it fun with handwashing songs from survivor Gloria Gaynor and bands like The Killers (which sounds a little ominous in these post COVID-19 days) to sing along to as you scrub.

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Avoid Shaking Hands

There are better ways to greet people, honestly.

Do the Vulcan salute, give them the thumbs up, bow, or just give a simple nod and a “G’day.”

Cover Your Mouth & Nose When You Sneeze or Cough

Another one from the manners pile. Don’t spray your germs across Perth!

If you need to sneeze, sneeze into your elbow, cover your face with your hands or a tissue (probably not the precious TP), discard and repeat step one – WASH YOUR HANDS.

If you cough, cover your mouth and repeat step one.

Now you’re getting the hang of it! It’s the same stuff your nanna’s been telling you for years.

If You’re Sick, Stay Home

This seems like a no-brainer but we sometimes find ourselves wanting to ‘tough it out’ and it’s not being a martyr. This is putting you and the wider Perth community at risk of infection from COVID-19.

Err on the side of caution and stay at home. Monitor your symptoms. Seek medical advice if you need to do so.

If you have the symptoms of Coronavirus, here’s where you can get tested for Coronavirus in Perth.

Avoid Close Contact

Stay 1.5m away from others wherever possible. Yeah, we know you can’t always, but limiting your exposure to people will slow the spread of the Coronavirus (and all viruses).

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These are indeed strange times, but a little practical advice to help flatten that curve will give our Perth hospitals and health professionals the best chance at coping with the Coronavirus.

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