Hotline for quarantine help

In quarantine and can't get food or medicines? Queensland launches special hotline

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HELPLINE: If you are in quarantine and need help call the Community Recovery Hotline 1800-173-349. Image: Shutterstock.

HELPLINE: If you are in quarantine and need help call the Community Recovery Hotline 1800-173-349. Image: Shutterstock.

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Community Recovery Hotline staff can arrange food and medication delivery to people in quarantine.

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Queenslanders in coronavirus home quarantine and in need of food, medicines or advice and information can call a special Community Recovery Hotline.

The phone line is for those people who have been advised to quarantine at home by a medical professional, Queensland Health or through government direction and who have no other supports to help them.

"Most Queenslanders have been self-reliant and made their own arrangements for their period of quarantine," said Minister for Communities Coralee O'Rourke.

"However, we know that some people who are in quarantine aren't able to organise the delivery of essential food and medications they may need.

"Our staff will be able to work with partner organisations to arrange non-contact delivery of essential food and medication to people in quarantine who have no other means of support.

"The Community Recovery Hotline may also be used by people who chose to self-isolate to ask for social and emotional telephone support.

Mrs O'Rourke said the Community Recovery Hotline was currently intended to help the most vulnerable Queenslanders in quarantine.

Community Recovery Hotline: 1800-173-349.

Queenslanders who require health advice or information while in quarantine or self-isolation should call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit:

health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus

National coronavirus helpline: 1800-020-080.

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