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  • 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 […]

  • How to wear a mask safely during coronavirus

    Tuesday July 14 2020

    The Australian Government has released a new Easy Read resource explaining why people wear masks and how to wear them safely. This information is about disposable masks. If you choose to wear a mask, there are things you must do to make sure they are effective. This includes: washing your hands before you put the […]

  • Disability Royal Commission public hearing about the coronavirus

    Tuesday July 14 2020

    The Disability Royal Commission has announced a public hearing for people to talk about their experiences during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Commission wants to hear from people with disability, peak advocacy groups, public health and disability experts, as well as government representatives. The public hearing will look at whether governments around Australia were prepared […]

  • VALID Easy Read coronavirus news

    Tuesday July 14 2020

    The Victorian Advocacy League For Individuals With Disability (VALID) has released the latest news about coronavirus in Easy Read. It has information about the latest lockdown in Melbourne and the rules we need to follow, including: staying at home unless you need to: get food exercise go to the doctor get medicine keeping away from […]

  • Melbourne goes back to stay-at-home restrictions

    Tuesday July 14 2020

    On 7 July, the Victorian Government announced the return to a Stage 3 lockdown for people living in metropolitan Melbourne and the Shire of Mitchell. The lockdown will last for six weeks, from 11.59pm on Wednesday 8 July until 11.59pm on Wednesday 19 August. This decision comes as the number of Victorians diagnosed with coronavirus […]

  • Bullying, abuse, domestic and family violence – how and where to get help

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    During the coronavirus pandemic, we have all been asked to stay at home to keep safe. Unfortunately, this means that people with disability could be more vulnerable than ever to violence, bullying and abuse. IDEAS has put together a list of organisations you can call for help, apps to support you and web resources to […]

  • The Disability Royal Commission wants to hear from you

    Tuesday June 23 2020

    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability is worried that when emergencies happen, people with disability are left behind and forgotten. To find out more about what happens to people with disability during emergencies, the Disability Royal Commission has released an issues paper about emergency planning and response. They […]

  • Staying Connected podcast

    Tuesday June 9 2020

    Advocacy for Inclusion has created a podcast called ‘Staying Connected’. This podcast is for people with disability who want to stay connected and informed during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  Recent episodes have focused on mental health and ways to stay safe. Advocacy for Inclusion is a Canberra-based organisation that provides individual, self and systemic advocacy for people […]

  • The COVIDSafe app and your privacy rights

    Tuesday June 9 2020

    The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has released information to help you understand your privacy rights if you choose to download the COVIDSafe app. It answers questions about: what the COVIDSafe app is and how it works if you have to download the app the type of information that the app will collect about […]

  • Coronavirus resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability

    Tuesday June 9 2020

    First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) has a dedicated web page with information and resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability through coronavirus. FPDN is a national organisation run by and for Australia’s First Peoples with disability, their families and communities. FPDN advocates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with […]