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We are bringing together important coronavirus information for you.

Each of our resources starts with a plain language summary of the source material. The summary includes how the information affects and relates to people with disability.

Each resource will also include a link to the source material and the government department or organisation responsible for it. As well as tips for advocates and what next steps you might want to take.

How to find the resource you need

Use the Categories menu on the right to find resources according to topic.

You can also choose to filter the resources based on your state or territory.

  • 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 […]

  • Healthy Mind for people with intellectual disability

    Tuesday August 4 2020

    People with intellectual disability are more likely to experience mental heath issues, such as anxiety and depression. However, finding support that meets their needs, especially online, has been very challenging. To address this gap, The Black Dog Institute created an Easy Read tool to help people with intellectual disability recognise and regulate their thoughts and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Changes to the JobKeeper payment

    Tuesday August 4 2020

    The Australian Government has extended the JobKeeper payment until 28 March 2021. This payment was originally due to finish by the end of September 2020. However, there will be changes to the payment rates and what full-time and part-time workers are eligible for from 28 September 2020. What will change? The JobKeeper payment will be […]

  • 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 […]