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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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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.

  • Find your nearest coronavirus test location

    Thursday October 15 2020

    If you have any coronavirus symptoms, you need to get a test. The Australian Government has developed a map that shows where the testing locations are in your area. You can enter your suburb or postcode and the closest testing places will appear on the map. Depending on where you live, this may include a: […]

  • More support for apprentices and trainees

    Thursday October 15 2020

    The Australian Government is extending and expanding the support its offering to apprentices and trainees during coronavirus (COVID-19). The Government offers this support to apprentices and trainees who are employed through the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy. The support will now include medium-sized businesses, as well as small businesses, that had an apprentice in […]

  • Temporary coronavirus measures extended

    Thursday October 15 2020

    Temporary measures were introduced earlier this year to make sure National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants could keep getting the support they need during the coronavirus (COVID-19). These measures will now be extended until February 2021. They include: eligible NDIS participants can use funding to buy low-cost Assistive Technology, such as smart devices (up to […]

  • Regional Victoria lowers restrictions

    Wednesday September 23 2020

    At 11.59pm on 16 September, regional Victoria moved into the Third Step in the government’s road map. Regional Victorians can now leave their homes whenever they like and can travel within regional Victoria. Though they still can’t travel to metropolitan Melbourne except for work, study or care. The general principles on how to keep you […]

  • What’s next for people living with chronic conditions under COVID?

    Wednesday September 23 2020

    The government hasn’t yet released any new coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with chronic conditions, however, we can make some predictions. While coronavirus is still a risk in the community, people with conditions that put them at greater risk will still need to take extra precautions. This will mean staying at home if you can, […]

  • What are the current travel restrictions between states?

    Wednesday September 23 2020

    Each state and territory has different travel restrictions in place. Some states have closed their borders and will only allow exceptions for emergency services, freight delivery, medical appointments, employment and compassionate reasons. What you need to do to access one of these exemptions also varies state to state. Australian Capital Territory The ACT doesn’t have […]