- Stay calm – look after your health and be cautious!
- Social distancing - reduce contact between you and others as the virus can spread from person-to-person. Be sure to wash your hands frequently (as ScoMo mentioned, sing happy birthday twice for the duration of your hand washing). Cover your cough or sneeze, dispose of tissues and use alcohol based sanitiser. If you feel slightly unwell, avoid people and lay low at home until you’re feeling better or have been tested.
How to pass time when social distancing at home?
- Do that 2000 piece puzzle in the back of the games cupboard
- Re-organise your ‘everything’ cupboard or draw
- Stocktake your clothes ready to donate when you finish ‘social distancing’
- Find your green thumb and get out in the garden
- Self-Quarantine/Isolation - If you think you’ve been in contact with someone who’s infected and/or you’ve just returned from overseas be sure to follow the protocols as directed by the Department of Health.
So what can we do locally? Here’s a few tips to still support local whilst keeping the risk to yourself and others to a minimum.
- Click and Collect – Feeling unwell/really worried, place an order via phone/email or fax as both the Kukerin General Store and Dumbleyung General Store can assist to package your order for you.
- Eat out but eat at home – Unsure about going out and enjoying a meal? Then order it takeaway. Takeaway meals are available from the Grand Olde Dumbleyung Inn (GODI), the Kukerin Hotel, along came Henry Café, Dumbleyung Club and the Dumbleyung Roadhouse. See the contact details for each business below.
Kukerin Hotel – 9864 6338
Along came Henry Café – 0459 635 638
Dumbleyung Club (Mila) – 0429 634 092
Dumbleyung Roadhouse – 9863 4072
- Can it be done remotely? – Need something actioned but want to reduce your interaction with others, send an email or phone ahead. For example, need something printed? Send it to the CRC via email and we can get that ready for you to just pop in and collect.
Overall, keep supporting local where you can, be cautious and remain calm. It’s currently business as usual just with a few extra health precautions including washing your hands often, keeping your work space clean and keeping distance where necessary. Should anything change keep an eye out in the Quack Chat for updates as we receive them from businesses and/or follow particular business Facebook pages/websites.
For more information be sure to visit the Department of Health website (https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert)
Information for this article was sourced from the Australian Government, Department of Health Website.