If you think your student is sick with suspected COVID-19 ?



How can you check ?


Urgent Response


Call 000 immediately if you or your students have:



signs of a heart attack - pain like a very tight band, heavy weight or squeezing in the centre of your chest
signs of a stroke - face drooping on one side, canít hold both arms up, difficulty speaking
severe difficulty breathing - gasping, not being able to get words out, choking or lips turning blue
heavy bleeding - that wonít stop
severe injuries - or deep cuts after a serious accident

  seizure (fit) - someone is shaking or jerking because of a fit, or is unconscious (canít be woken up) sudden, rapid swelling - of the eyes, lips, mouth, throat or tongue



Phone 000 now for an ambulance.


Tell the operator that your student might have Covid-19 symptoms.


The 000 operator will ask:


where you are

for your phone number in case you get cut off


The ambulance crew might arrive wearing protective clothing so that the virus is not spread.



Phone Homestay Australia 0400 468 658 to advise us of the name of the student who is being taken to Hospital.



Homestay Australia will contact the School.


Do not go to a GP or hospital instead of calling for an ambulance.





Daily Response


Ask your student daily;


Do you have a high temperature (fever) ?



Are you hot on your forehead or on your back ?



Does your student have a new continuous cough?  


       This means a cough that your student has not had before, or if  they usually have a cough, it has become worse.

       Continuous: means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours.



Has your student become breathless ?


        Is your student so breathless that they are unable to speak more than a few words ? This means you are struggling to breathe.



We are ďall in this togetherĒ (only) if we are of the same mind and working with the same understanding.   



Homestay Australia