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COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Information for North Coast communities

Healthy North Coast is working closely with the NSW Public Health Unit and our primary health care workforce to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and support our local communities. 

If you can’t find the COVID-19 information you are looking for below, please get in touch with us using this contact form

You can also sign up to our community newsletter to receive important updates direct to your inbox.

To speak directly to a professional about COVID-19, call the Australian Government's National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080. If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450. Both lines operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Receive the latest local COVID-19 information via our Healthy North Coast newsletters

National Coronavirus Helpline
Call this Australian Government Department of Health phone line for information on coronavirus. The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
phone PHN blue icon 1800 020 080

healthdirect helpline
Phone this number to speak to a registered nurse about your health concerns. The line operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
phone PHN blue icon 1800 022 222
healthdirect.gov.au 

  • Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service
    No matter how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting your mental wellbeing, Beyond Blue has developed a range of information, strategies and expert advice to help support you.

You can call the phone support line on phone PHN blue icon1800 512 348 or chat online to a trained counsellor (available 24/7) 

There is also an online community forum  where you can connect with others.

  • Connect to Wellbeing North Coast
    Call Connect to Wellbeing to speak to someone about accessing the most appropriate services for your needs.

phone PHN blue icon1300 160 339 

  • Head to Health  can help you find the right digital mental health resources to support you through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Crisis support
    If you or someone you care for needs immediate emergency support, please call one of the numbers below:

Nearest emergency department phone PHN blue icon000
Lifeline phone PHN blue icon13 11 14
Mental Health Access Line phone PHN blue icon1800 011 51

  • Dementia Australia  has created COVID-19 dementia help sheets and other resources for for people living with dementia, their friends, families and carers.
  • Older Persons COVID-19 Support Line provides information and support to senior Australians, their families and carers. Call Monday to Friday, except public holidays, from 8:30 am to 6 pm.
    phone PHN blue icon1800 171 866

Everybody is at risk of contracting COVID-19 (coronavirus), so you need to protect yourself and others. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk from COVID-19. Find more information and advice about protecting your community .

You can also subscribe to the latest advice  on COVID-19 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination questions and answers

Everyone in Australia will be offered a free COVID-19 vaccine. It is important to talk to your doctor about any existing medical conditions before being vaccinated. Use the Eligibility Checker to find out when you can receive a vaccine. If you are eligible, you will be able to view vaccination locations and book your appointment.

Below are shortcut links to some of the frequently asked COVID-19 vaccine questions.

About the COVID-19 vaccines

Getting the vaccination

After you get the vaccination