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At VACCA, we are committed to the continued safety, health and wellbeing of our people, clients, families and communities.

As you are aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on the lives of communities everywhere – across the state of Victoria, throughout Australia and around the world.

Your safety and wellbeing is our first priority at VACCA, and we have compiled some important advice and resources below to help reduce your risk of coronavirus, and stop it spreading to others.

Information on VACCA services during the COVID-19 pandemic can be found here.

Information on assistance for community members can be be found here.

Download our Coronavirus Information Flyer here.

Practice good hygiene

  • Wash hands often with soap and running water, for at least 20 seconds
  • Dry with paper towel or hand dryer
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Continue healthy habits: exercise, drink water, get plenty of sleep
  • Don't wear a face mask if you are well
  • Purchase or use an alcohol-based hand sanitiser with over 60 per cent alcohol

Practice physical distancing

  • Keep a full arm-span (about 1.5 metres) between yourself and other people where possible
  • Avoid crowds and mass gatherings where it is difficult to keep the appropriate distance away from others
  • Avoid small gatherings in enclosed spaces, for example non-essential business meetings
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people
  • Avoid visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals, or people with compromised immune systems due to illness or medical treatment

If you suspect you have coronavirus

  • Please stay at home and self quarantine (stay away from others)
  • Call the dedicated hotline: 1800 675 398.

Stay connected

As we are all spending more time at home and practicing physical distancing, our community is finding new, creative and virtual ways of staying connected to each other and culture during this difficult time.

  • Phone or video call a friend, family member or loved one
  • Visit Deadly Story for a range of resources to help stay connected to culture

Stay informed

To stay up to date with the latest information relating to COVID-19, visit:

Need support now?

  • If you suspect you have coronavirus, please call: 1800 675 398
  • Information on assistance for community members can be found here.
  • For a list of 24-hour support lines, click here.
  • For Family Violence support, click here.
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FACEBOOK SCAM ALERT: There are currently a number of Facebook pages posing as VACCA requesting credit card details. Please be sure to never give out your credit card details on social media, and only follow VACCA events that are hosted on our official Facebook, Instagram and Eventbrite pages. Also see our secure online donations and fundraising pages: GiveEasy and GoFundraise.

 

If you have been the target of a scam, please visit www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/report or contact your financial institution immediately.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices or names of deceased persons in photographs, film, audio recordings or printed material. To listen to our Acknowledgement of Country, click here.