This page has information about COVID-19 for people with Down syndrome, their families, and carers.
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information 

People with Down syndrome are more susceptible to developing severe symptoms from COVID-19, which could lead to hospitalisation.

If you feel unwell or need COVID-19 advice for someone in your care, speak to your preferred general practitioner.

You can also talk to a nurse by calling the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222.

For online information about COVID-19 support services and resources, isolating requirements, vaccines and testing, please visit

You can also use the healthdirect Symptom Checker. The Symptom Checker website asks you a series of questions to help you find out if you need medical help.

Last updated: 5 December 2023