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We all have the same priorities. We are all people doing our best to look after our families. We stay at home when we can. But, medical emergencies happen, life happens, and sometimes we still must travel. So, how can we travel safe?

1. Check first 

Monitor travel advice.

Restriction Checker is a handy tool to use if you need to find out what is happening in each state or territory.

2. Keep your journey simple 

If you have a simple itinerary, it will be simpler to reschedule.If you are driving, make as few stops as possible, but stop driving if you become drowsy.

3. Packing  

Pack face masks and hand sanitiser. If you plan to stay at a hotel, pack cleaning supplies like disinfectant and disposable gloves. If you have access to a thermometer, pack one too. Ziplock bags are handy to store used masks and clean masks. Label to avoid confusion. 

4. Pack some snacks and drinking water

You may have to queue or have delays. Have some healthy snacks on hand to fight the hunger. 

5. Eat-In  

Avoid restaurants and self-service food where-ever possible.  

6. Maintain social distancing  

Stay 1.5m from others and practice good hand hygiene. 

7. Disinfect often  

Disinfect items you often use like your phone. Use a disinfectant wipe on handles or buttons before you touch them.

8. Exercise good hand hygiene at all times  

Wash your hands with soap and water. Avoid touching your face. Cough or sneeze into your arm, elbow or a tissue and dispose of the tissue. Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing. Avoid placing hands on high touch surfaces like railings. 

9. Stay at home if you are unwell  

Help protect others. If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, get tested.

10. Check-in

When out and about always check-in for contact tracing.


Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for travellers.
State and Territory Health Departments Contact Details.
Disability and wearing face masks

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