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2019/2020 Bushfire Assistance
Navy Health is committed to assisting our members who are affected by the 2019/2020 bushfires. Navy Health has an assistance package to eligible members to assist you with your recovery. Please go to Bushfire Assistance.
If you are or have a reservist on your policy, that has been called out as part of Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020 please contact Navy Health on 1300 306 289 to discuss how Navy Health can assist you.
Navy Health has also made donations to various organisations to assist communities affected by this disaster. $2000 was donated to the following: St Vincent de Paul, The Salvation Army, Red Cross and WIRES (Wildlife Rescue).
Managing your Health in Smog
Smoke from the Australian fires has blanketed many parts of the country in thick smog. The Environment Protection Authority’s monitors showed the fires have caused the air quality in many areas to be at hazardous levels at various times, across cities and towns on the east coast of Australia.
The smoke haze could lead to serious aggravation of health effects in people over 65, children 14 years and younger, pregnant women and those with existing heart or lung conditions.
Acute exposure to the haze can harm the nose, lungs and eyes in otherwise healthy children and adults result in the following symptoms:
|•||Itchy, watery or red eyes.|
|•||Dry irritant cough.|
|•||Reduced tolerance to exercise.|
These symptoms are not infectious i.e. do not spread from person to person, and usually not serious in nature. They are expected to subside as the air quality improves.
If these symptoms persist or worsen, please seek medical assistance by calling HealthDirect on 1800 022 222 or if you are in Queensland call 13 432 58 or get in contact with your General Practitioner.
For any emergency please dial triple zero (000).
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