Coronavirus - Institute for Respiratory Health


Any news about the coronavirus can be worrying, especially if you know someone who is in a high-risk category. Here you’ll find up-to date-information on the coronavirus and what you can do to help mitigate the risk of infection. It is important to indicate that your risk of contracting the disease in Perth is currently low.

What is Coronavirus, SARS, MERS and COVID-19?

How has COVID emerged?

Why is COVID-19 a problem?

How does COVID-19 spread through a community?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Am I at risk?

What should I do to remain healthy?

What should I do if I have symptoms?

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Keep up to date from reliable sources

You can learn more about the novel coronavirus, including information about symptoms, travel and other advice and what you can do if you have concerns, by visiting This website is regularly updated and includes links to other information and resources.

Remember to use the Coronavirus Health Information Line via telephone 1800 020 080 to seek additional advice.

The above information has been sourced via the Department of Health’s Healthy WA website. Image courtsey of CDC.