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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.

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

  • 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 […]

  • Free reusable face masks for Victorians with disability

    Tuesday August 18 2020

    People in Victoria who need care and support can now get two free face masks from their service provider or GP. The Department of Health and Human Services will be distributing 2.1 million reusable face masks to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). People in Victoria can get the free face masks if they: […]

  • Increased calls to the Disability Information Helpline

    Tuesday August 18 2020

    IDEAS (Information on Disability, Education and Awareness Services) has released the latest data on the Australian Government’s Disability Information Helpline. The Disability Information Helpline answers people’s questions about coronavirus and what support is available for people with disability and their carers. Since April: 2,587 people have called the Helpline or used the live chat IDEAS […]

  • A guide to support people who have been through trauma

    Tuesday August 18 2020

    The Australian Government is providing funding to create a best practice guide for the disability sector to better support people with disability who have been through trauma. The Blue Knot Foundation will develop the guide that will help organisations and workers understand trauma and provide trauma-informed care to people with disability. People with disability experience […]

  • 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 […]