Epidemic Recovery

Returning Home and Cleaning Up
Return home only if you know it is safe to do so.
Listen to ABC local radio for updates about essential services being restored.
Disinfect all commonly used surfaces to kill germs in your house so as not to get reinfected.
Only use your emergency water supplies (see epidemic preparation).
Locate safe drinking water.

Throw out any contaminated food.
Use your emergency food supplies (see epidemic preparation).
Find out where to get food from emergency workers.

After an epidemic there may be family or friends who have died.
Make sure you talk to a counsellor about your sadness.
You can find out how to find a counsellor from emergency workers.