Information about COVID-19

Current restrictions

Get information about Victoria's coronavirus restrictions directly from the Victorian Government's coronavirus website


What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 can range from mild illness to pneumonia. Some people will recover easily, and others may get very sick very quickly. People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as:

  • fever
  • respiratory symptoms
    • coughing
    • sore throat
    • shortness of breath.

Other symptoms can include runny nose, acute blocked nose (congestion), headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.

 To stop the spread of COVID-19 people with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should avoid contact with others and get tested.


Where to get tested

Benalla Health has a COVID-19 Fever Clinic set up for people to receive the test. You can drive through and don't need to leave your car.

It's important to call ahead on 5761 4284 to make an appointment or go to Benalla Health Covid-19 for more information.

If you are not in Benalla, you can find out about other places to get tested on the Department of Health website.


How to seek medical attention

If you are sick and think you have symptoms of COVID-19, seek medical advice and get tested.

To seek medical help from a doctor or hospital, call ahead of time to book an appointment. You will be asked to take precautions when you attend for treatment. Follow the instructions you are given.

If your symptoms are severe, you should seek urgent medical attention. If possible, call ahead so the medical facility can prepare.

If you want to talk to someone about your symptoms, call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice on 1800 020 080. The Helpline can provide general information about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines or help with the COVIDSafe app. 

If you need assistance with booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please note the call centre is unable to book appointments on your behalf. Instead, find out about where to get vaccinated at

If it is a medical emergency, please call 000.



Protect yourself and others




Information about how to book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment is available at


Reliable sources of information about COVID-19

Rely only on trustworthy sources of information during the COVID-19 crisis. There is a lot of misinformation circulating and this is a dangerous time for inaccurate advice. Here are some sources you can rely on for health information.