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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.

  • Animation explains how to stay safe during coronavirus

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    Speak Out Advocacy has produced an engaging, short animation that explains coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to stay safe. The animation uses simple words and images to quickly and clearly explain what we all need to do to help stop the spread of coronavirus. The animation covers: social distancing cleaning and good hygiene staying home where […]

  • How to get your medication during coronavirus

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    Despite some restrictions being eased around Australia, we are all still being urged to stay at home as much as possible. This is particularly important for some people with disability who have health problems that mean if they get coronavirus, they are more likely to get really sick. However, this does make it harder for […]

  • Coronavirus information for families of people with intellectual or developmental disability

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    The Australian Government Department of Health has released a new fact sheet for families of people with intellectual or developmental disability. The fact sheet gives families the information they need to support their family member to access healthcare during coronavirus. The fact sheet looks at: the risks for people with intellectual or developmental disability what […]

  • How to make a complaint about your service

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    If you don’t feel safe or are unhappy with your services, you have the right to make a complaint. You can try to talk to your service provider about your complaint. This might be the quickest way to get your complaint resolved. All National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) registered providers need to have a system […]

  • Reporting abuse and neglect of people with disability

    Tuesday May 26 2020

    People with disability in Australia are more likely to experience abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation than people without disability. Every person with disability has the right to feel and be safe. If you think abuse, neglect, violence or exploitation is happening to a person with disability, you need to report it. We all have a […]

  • Information for NDIS participants from the Quality and Safeguards Commission

    Thursday May 14 2020

    National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants may be worried about getting the support they need during coronavirus (COVID-19). The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (the Commission) has put together a factsheet for participants to help explain some of the changes they might expect. The Commission is working with NDIS providers to make sure they understand […]