Responding to need - Corona Virus COVID-19

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is part of the larger national health service here in Australia. In addition to our standard emergency, aeromedical response, we also provide routine GP Clinics, Nursing Clinics and Telehealth Services to those that live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia. The RFDS deals with infectious diseases on a routine basis and as such, has a role in the response to corona virus COVID-19.

If you have questions about what the Corona Virus COVID-19 is, what the symptoms are, or how it spreads, you can learn more at the Department of Health website and Health Direct website.  The RFDS has factsheets on prevention, symptoms and what to do if you feel you may have COVID-19. These can be downloaded below.

Face masks are currently not recommended as a preventative measure for people who have not had any potential exposure to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

If you have severe difficulty breathing, call 000 immediately, and advise if you think you may have come in contact with COVID-19.

Prevention of COVID-19

Prevention of COVID-19

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COVID-19 Symptoms

Symptoms of COVID-19

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Maybe I have COVID-19

I think I have COVID-19

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