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The outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 has impacted people in varying ways on an international scale.

It is understandable during times like this that people may be feeling afraid, worried, anxious and overwhelmed by the constantly changing alerts and media coverage regarding the spread of the virus.

While it is important to stay informed, lifeline.org.au and beyondblue.org.au have some mental health and wellbeing tips and strategies to continue looking after ourselves and each other during these difficult times.

We would like to reassure Australians the Lifeline telephone, text and webchat services will continue as normal throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

To contact Lifeline:

  • Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days)
  • Text: 0477 13 11 14 (6pm to midnight AEDT, 7 nights)
  • Chat online: lifeline.org.au/crisis-chat (7pm to midnight, 7 nights)

To contact Beyond Blue

Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative 

The Community Activation and Social Isolation initiative expands the Victorian coronavirus hotline by partnering with the Australian Red Cross whose volunteers have been trained in psychological first aid to provide emotional support and help to callers who may be distressed or anxious. They will then link people to UnitingCare as the local community connector to ongoing practical, emotional and social supports.

The community can call the hotline on 1800 675 398 and press three to speak to an Australian Red Cross volunteer or connect directly with UnitingCare on 02 6048 6900.

RED Cross COVID connect

If you are not in regular contact with others, the Red Cross COVID Connect service can help you.  Their team of volunteers are there to call you – once or regularly – for a friendly chat to help maintain or improve social connection.

Register online at redcross.org.au/get-help/community-services/covid-connect


Albury Wodonga Health

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is leading the local response to COVID-19. Testing for COVID-19 is by appointment only. 

Testing is now available to anyone with a fever or chills in the absence of an alternative diagnosis OR anyone with an acute respiratory infection characterised by a cough, sore throat or shortness of breath.

If you have any of these symptoms, please call your GP or AWH on (02) 6058 4444 to arrange an appointment.

The service has established the Wodonga “drive through” coronavirus testing clinic as an efficient and effective way of keeping our community safe and allowing them access to be tested, while preventing the viral spread in our community.

Albury Wodonga Health has introduced a revised visitor policy in response to COVID-19. The key points of the revised visitor policy are as follows.

  • Only ONE visitor per patient will be allowed in all inpatient wards and they must be over the age of 16. Patients will be asked to identify ONE only consistent visitor for the duration of their stay.
  • Visiting hours will be strictly 12pm to 2pm and 5pm to 7pm daily.
  • Visitors are permitted to stay for up to one hour at a time.
  • Women in the Wodonga Maternity Unit and with a baby in the Special Care Nursery may identify ONE only consistent visitor for the duration of their stay.
  • All visitors will be asked to practise infection control precautions upon entry.
  • Visitors will NOT be permitted if they are unwell, have travelled from overseas in the past two weeks, or have identified as a close personal contact with a confirmed or suspected case.

Albury Wodonga Food Access Guide

Covid-19 has and continues to create challenges for our local food scene in many ways. It also has created a bit of confusion among community as to what is available, who is open and where can you source helpful information while social isolating. 

Gateway Health together with the Wodonga Local Food Network have compiled a handy community resource on where to find some of the best local produce, how to grow your own, how to prepare and cook healthy food, how to access local food delivery services – even where to get emergency food relief.

Head to Health

Head to Health is committed to providing Australians with trusted information and digital supports to help support everyone's mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the Head to Health website