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  • A new Disability Response Centre for coronavirus

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Australian and Victorian governments are working together to improve how they respond to, and manage, coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks in disability residential care. To do this, they are focussing on supporting staff and services to limit the number of places a staff member can work, as well as improving how they manage outbreaks through a […]

  • Understanding the roadmap for reopening – regional Victoria

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Victorian Government released its coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening on 6 September with different steps for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. From 14 September, some restrictions will be eased. However, the base principles for keeping safe will stay the same for now. You will still need to: wear a mask or face covering stay […]

  • Understanding the roadmap for reopening – metro Melbourne

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Victorian Government released its coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap for reopening on 6 September with different steps for metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. From 14 September, some restrictions will be eased. However, the base principles for keeping safe will stay the same for now. You will still need to: wear a mask or face covering stay […]

  • What’s allowed and what’s not? FAQs about easing Victoria’s restrictions

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    The Victorian Government released a lot of information about their roadmap out of lockdown on 6 September. But what does this mean for people living in Melbourne? Below is a plain language summary of the key questions people might have about what Melburnians will be allowed and not allowed to do for the next few […]

  • The social bubble – what is it?

    Tuesday September 8 2020

    As part of the Victorian Government’s plan to gradually ease out of Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and Stage 3 in regional Victoria, people will soon be able to create a ‘social bubble’. From 14 September, people living alone and single parents will be allowed to choose one person from another home to visit. This […]

  • Activities for Melburnians under Stage 4

    Tuesday August 18 2020

    Under Stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne, people will now be at home more than ever. Particularly as people are now only allowed to exercise for one hour per day and within 5km of their homes. To help we’ve put together a list of apps and things people can do to keep themselves and their families […]

  • Disability Royal Commission coronavirus public hearing

    Tuesday August 18 2020

    The Disability Royal Commission’s fifth public hearing is about the experiences of people with disability during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This includes how the virus has affected them and their services. Although it’s closed to the public, the hearing is being livestreamed from the Commission’s website and video of the hearing will be available on […]

  • Updated Easy Read information about masks

    Tuesday August 4 2020

    With masks now mandatory in Victoria and strongly encouraged in New South Wales, the Australian Government has released updated Easy Read information about wearing a mask during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes information about: who should wear a mask who doesn’t need to wear a mask what type of mask you should wear how […]

  • Mental health support during coronavirus

    Tuesday August 4 2020

    In an effort to support people’s mental health during the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian Government has announced an increase to its existing Medicare subsidised psychological therapy sessions. From 7 August 2020 until 31 March 2021, people will be able to access up to 20 therapy sessions, instead of the usual 10. These sessions will be […]

  • Easy Read information about Stage 4 restrictions

    Tuesday August 4 2020

    On Sunday 2 August, the Victorian Government announced further restrictions for people living in Melbourne for the next six weeks. These restrictions are part of Stage 4 and include: A curfew from 8pm until 5am – this means you can’t leave your home unless: you need to go to work you need essential healthcare services […]