New health support guide to help manage COVID-19 at home in western Sydney

The western Sydney Centre for Population Health team has taken all the guesswork out of navigating all things COVID-19 with a new COVID-19 health support guide.

Informed by the community and public health experts, the guide provides all the COVID-19 information you need in one place in a practical, easy-to-read way, including direct links to translated resources and information for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Sydney Local Health District Centre for Population Health Acting Director, Dr Conrad Moreira said that while WSLHD has health services in place to support people at risk of severe COVID-19 symptoms, it’s great to see that most people with COVID-19 are experiencing mild symptoms which can be managed at home, due to the community’s high vaccination rates.

We’ve developed this new guide to help address some of the information gaps community members alerted us to,” Conrad said.

“For example, we understand it may be difficult to self-isolate depending on your home situation and living arrangements, so we’ve developed practical, simple and tailored health information to help western Sydney community members manage COVID-19 at home.”

WSLHD Multicultural Health Service Manager, Monika Latanik, was involved in the development of the resources and echoed the need for tailored health information.

“With over half the western Sydney population speaking a language other than English at home, it’s vital for our community to have access to COVID-19 information that is current, evidence-based and tailored,” Monika said.

“Please share the guide with your contacts, family and friends.”

What will you find in the COVID-19 health support guide?

A “one-stop-shop” navigator to help guide you through your COVID-19 health needs

  • What you can do to prevent and also prepare for COVID-19
  • How and when to get tested
  • What happens if you are COVID-19 positive
  • How to manage isolation and mild symptoms
  • When and who to call for medical help
  • Recovery advice for returning to usual activities
  • Vaccination advice.

Tips to keep your household safe when someone has COVID-19

  • How to take care of yourself, or a person with COVID-19
  • Practical tips for large households including what to do with shared bathrooms and bedrooms
  • Local support helplines for essential items such as food and financial support.  

Help to manage mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms at home

  • Tips to help manage common symptoms including cough, fatigue fever, sore throat, headache, nausea, diarrhoea, runny or blocked nose, change in taste or smell.

COVID-19 symptoms and when to call for help

  • This tip sheet helps identify mild, moderate and severe symptoms. It provides a basic guide on who to call for medical help if you need it.

Access the COVID-19 Health support guide

Bookmark the WSLHD COVID-19 website