Try and limit the number of times you visit relatives who have cancer to help protect them from catching any viruses including COVID-19. Remember to keep 1.5 metres apart and avoid physical contact. Make sure you wash your hands or use a hand sanitiser before you go to their home.
If you have had contact with someone who could be at an increased risk of having the cororavirus, avoid any contact with anyone who is receiving cancer treatment.
Talk to your health care provider about receiving the influenza vaccination as early in the flu season as possible. This will avoid passing on other infections and avoid risk that you, your family member or friend will need additional healthcare.
The combination of the COVID-19 virus (germ) and smoking can increase your risk of severe symptoms if you become infected and is why good lung health is important now more than ever.
Call the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quitline today and find out how we can help you give up the smokes for good. We have male and female Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Counsellors who can have a yarn with you about your smoking story and or smoking in self-isolation. We can also provide you with tips to keep you and your mob safe.
Call Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Quitline today on 13 7848 or we’ll call you.
For more information, you can also visit our Aboriginal Quitline and COVID-19 page here.
- The Northern Land Council website has short videos on the Coronavirus in 18 languages from the Northern Territory and in English. Find out more here: www.youtube.com/user/NorthernLandCouncil/.
If you are feeling anxious, have questions or need support, please remember that Cancer Council’s support and information line is available on 13 11 20 during business hours. Our specially trained team can provide emotional support as well as practical tips for minimising the risk of infection during this time.
Where can I get further information?
SA Health is continually providing updates regarding COVID-19 via the website here: sahealth.sa.gov.au/COVID2019. It’s important that you stay up to date with this website, as this is the first point of information for South Australians regarding the virus.
You can also contact the Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or call Cancer Council on 13 11 20 for any other cancer-related information and support.
Want to know more about how COVID-19 is impacting people diagnosed with cancer or how to better manage some of the changes to treatment, care and connection during these uncertain times? Tune in and listen to our Cancer and COVID-19 podcasts and hear from Cancer Council’s experienced 13 11 20 cancer nurses as they discuss these topics, answer some common questions and more. Listen in anytime via smartphone or tablet.