Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) Health and Wellbeing
08 April 2020
Providing health and wellbeing information to Greater Dandenong residents is imperative throughout this stressful period. Read more information below about mental health and personal hygiene.
Coronavirus and your Mental Health
The outbreak of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can cause strong emotions in adults and children. Finding ways to cope with stress and manage anxiety in these times of uncertainty will make you, the people you care about and your community stronger.
While we all adjust to this new normal keep in mind that parks and reserves are still open. They offer a great place for an early morning walk or some exercise. Just remember to be respectful of other and abide by the current social distancing guidelines. Getting your fix of Vitamin D every day is important for the mind, body and soul.
This is the biggest public health challenge the Greater Dandenong community has faced, and we are committed to supporting all residents during these testing times. Council will continue to monitor the situation and will follow advice from authorities on how best to slow the spread of this disease.
Advice from the Department of Health is that most infections are only transmitted by people when they have symptoms.
Council encourages people to follow the advice of the Australian Department of Health to prevent the spread of any illness by taking these precautionary measures:
If you require assistance, please contact Council on 8571 1000. Our Call Centre remains fully operational.