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Information and advice about COVID-19

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus. Symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath and, in more severe cases, can cause pneumonia.

Infection with COVID-19 is a notifiable condition under the NSW Public Health Act, so all cases and suspected cases must be reported by doctors to NSW Health public health authorities, who will work to prevent spread of the infection to others.

Want to find the facts? Read this Find the Facts factsheet by NSW Health.

Multi-lingual resources

Visit our Resources and information in your language page to find information and links to resources in a variety of community languages. 

NSW Health resources

NSW Health's resources include: 

  • Factsheets and advice
  • Latest updates on confirmed cases
  • Advice if you are feeling unwell
  • Advice for travellers
  • Global updates.

Visit the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) page on the NSW Health website to access these.

Click here for the latest COVID-19 case locations in NSW.

COVID-19 testing sites

For information on testing sites within the City of Ryde local government area, visit the NSW Health COVID-19 clinics page.

Australian Department of Health resources

Visit the Coronavirus page on the Department of Health website to access:

  • News
  • Information on the National Health Plan, the Government's $2.4 billion health package
  • Announcements
  • Answers to frequently asked questions
  • Resources.

COVIDSafe app

The Australian Government has released COVIDSafe, a mobile app that reduces time taken to contact people who have been exposed to COVID-19. This app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

You can find information about the COVIDSafe app, as well as information about COVID-19, in 63 languages via the Department of Home Affairs website.

Coronavirus Australia app and WhatsApp feature

The Australian Government has launched an official Coronavirus app, which can be access via the Apple App Store and Google Play.

This includes:

  • Latest news
  • Latest numbers
  • Check your symptoms
  • Protect yourself and others
  • Support for people and families
  • Support for businesses
  • Travel advice
  • Advice from states and territories.
Last updated on 15 August 2020