8:00am on the Brekky Show today, Jamie, Clay and Em had another virus yarn with Dr Jonathan. Seeking answers and destroying the myths surrounding Covid-19.

Today we spoke about some positive news, How effective the social distancing and self-isolating has been. We also touched on some new factors, Looking closely at what ages and which communities are most vulnerable and at risk. We also sat down and asked about cases in Indigenous people and discovered some interesting statistics.

With all this and so much new information coming to light, some of these discussions and answers won’t be the last from our doctor. With new content being constantly updated, keep an ear out!

Dr Jonathan messages to mob


1. If you are planning on visiting a family member you don’t live with then social distancing still applies, been sensible really does help reduce the transmission of COVID-19.  

2. Those in the community who are most venerable are in encouraged to self-isolate, with a couple of definitions of who is most venerable – Dr Jonathan clears up it definitely applies to Non- Indigenous Australians over the age of 60 living with a chronic health condition and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50 living with a chronic health condition.

3. Social distance laws will gradually reach a point where that restriction will be more relaxed. We don’t have a clear answer of when this news will be official so stay tuned right here and keep in the loop with the updates from Dr Jonathan.


Tune in 8:00 am Monday, Wednesday and Friday for more up-to-date news on the pandemic with Dr Jonathan Leitch.

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Information provided in this podcast and website is most current as of Wednesday 15th of April 2020.