Healthy Airways

Feeling unwell? For the safety of you and your fellow travellers, please follow these flu safety procedures.

Stop the spread

  • Know the signs and symptoms of flu.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, and take over-the-counter medicine to relieve symptoms.
  • If you cough or sneeze, try to use a tissue and throw it in the bin straight away. If don’t have a tissue, use your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and often, for at least 15 seconds. Use soap and water or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Don’t share items such as cups, lipstick or toys.
  • Read more about stopping the spread of flu.
Airline crew member holding flu safety card
Person with flu

If you’re concerned about your symptoms

  • See your regular GP, or an after-hours GP
  • Call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84)
  • Use the Symptom Checker
  • People in high-risk groups such as young children, pregnant women, people over 65 years old, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, people with an existing medical condition, who have a cough and or high fever (38 degrees Celsius or more) should contact their GP immediately.
  • Know your options by visiting the Emergency Choices website.

Get a flu shot now

  • Vaccination is the best way to reduce your risk of getting flu.
  • Free vaccines are available for people in high-risk groups: children aged 6 months to less than 5 years of age, pregnant women, adults over 65 years old, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 15 years and over. Find out if you are eligible.
  • The vaccine is safe, does not contain live viruses and cannot cause flu.
  • See your GP or pharmacist to get your vaccine.
  • Read more about the influenza vaccination.
GP in office