COVID-19 is a respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus that has not been seen in humans before. Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses. Some cause illness in humans and others cause illness in animals. Human coronaviruses usually cause mild illness, such as the common cold. The COVID-19 virus is different to viruses that cause flu and other respiratory illnesses.

Aboriginal people can be at higher risk during a public health emergency such as the COVID-19 outbreak. On this page you will find information and resources about COVID- 19 for Aboriginal communities, people and services in NSW.  Learn more about COVID-19.

Current as at: Thursday 20 May 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW