Carers - partnering with you
SA Health is partnering with Carers SA to ensure better carer engagement in our health care services.
As a carer, during the COVID-19 pandemic you may be feeling concerned about what it means for you and the person you care for. Your role as a carer already requires extra responsibility of caring for someone and is a commitment that is expected of you as a family member or friend.
You may be caring for someone who has a disability, mental illness, chronic condition, terminal illness, dementia, alcohol or drug related problem or someone who is elderly.
It is important for you as a carer and the people you care about to remain well.
Looking after your mental health is also important.
Remember: Stay home if you are sick or feel unwell and talk to your GP about being tested for COVID-19 if you have symptoms.
The following people are at greater risk of more serious illness if they have COVID-19:
Carers of those at risk should take precautions and talk to their doctor about what is appropriate for them and those in their care.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 1133 677.