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The Australian Government has released new advice for people with disability as part of its coronavirus (COVID19) planning for people at risk. The resource brings together information about what people with disability can do to keep safe during coronavirus and links to the Government programs and services that are available.
The information explains why people with disability are more at risk of contracting coronavirus. This may be because:
The resource also covers ways that people can keep themselves safe, such as:
The resource has links and information about the supports and services that the Government has in place for people with disability.
It has a brief description of the Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability (you can find our summary of this information on our resource page).
It also lists services and contacts like:
You can read this full resource on the Australian Department of Health’s website.
The Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability is being actioned gradually. Keep an eye on the health.gov.au website and our other resources for new information.
Remember that people may be able to purchase low cost devices through their NDIS plan. This will let them access telehealth and the Disability Information helpline chat service.