Updated 3 April 2020.
COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a respiratory illness caused by a new virus. Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. Some people recover easily, others may get very sick very quickly. The virus can spread from person to person, but good hygiene can prevent infection.
The Australian Government is taking a range of actions to protect the Australian community from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Fact sheets about coronavirus are available from the Department of Health website.
The Coronavirus Health Information Line (1800 020 080) is available for anyone seeking information on the coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Please visit the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) website at https://www.ndss.com.au/coronavirus-covid-19-information/ for the latest information for health professionals and consumers relating to NDSS products and diabetes medicines.