CORONA (COVID-19) VIRUS INFORMATION
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak via the World Health Organisation website
Australian Government Hotline - 1800 020 080
Colac Area Health Community Support Line 1800 512 424 Surf Coast Community Support Line 51 610 600
Hesse Rural Health 52 671 200 Lorne Community Hospital 52 894 300
Corangamite Shire General Enquiries 55 937 100 Terang Mortlake Health Service 55 920 300
Timboon District Health Service 55 586 000 Camperdown Hospital 55 937 300
Cobden Health 55 953 100 Beaufort and Skipton Health Service 53 401 100
As with many flus and viruses, the best precaution is good hygiene. Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly and appropriately dispose of coughs, sneezes, mucus etc.
Maintain at least 1 metre distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing, as someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.
If you develop fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical advice promptly as this may be due to a respiratory infection or other serious condition. Call in advance and tell your provider of any recent travel or contact with travelers. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also help to prevent possible spread of COVID-19 and other viruses.
EMERGENCY BUSH FIRE INFORMATION
OCR FM Community radio station are not an emergency broadcaster. In an emergency tune to ABC local radio on 774 or MIXX FM to receive the most up to date information.
Remember not to rely on power sourced radio, so take a battery operated transistor or tune in to your car radio for updates.
Stay updated during the bushfire season by visiting cfa.vig.gov.au and downloading the Fire Ready app.
Click the images to visit the CFA website or download the Vic Emergency App
For Bushfire Information Use the Bushfire Information Line - NOT TRIPLE 0
If you are effected by smoke from a bushfire seek medical attention