The Australian government has urged everyone to help combat the spread of coronavirus by staying at home over the Easter weekend.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on families and their spiritual lives, however the greater purpose of protecting the community must be taken into account.
"We know that it is a difficult time for everyone as we will not be able to gather together with our friends, family and community to participate in important religious, spiritual and cultural events as we have in the past. However, we can continue to stay connected with our loved ones through the phone, online messaging and social media," Lisa Woodland, Director of NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service said.
To help stop the spread of the coronavirus, we ask community members to:
- Call your GP or Health Direct (1800 022 222) if you have COVID-19 symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath
- Practice good hand hygiene by washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser
- Practice social distancing by staying at least 1.5 metres away from others
- Stay at home, do not invite extended family to your home and do not engage in social or religious gatherings
By doing this we will help stop the spread of COVID-19, together.
For the latest information on COVID-19 in multiple languages, you can visit NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service.