This is a challenging and distressing time for everyone. We want to reassure people living with disability that we are working hard with government and other stakeholders to ensure the disability community is not neglected in the response to COVID19. Stay well and take care of yourselves and each other.
Stay connected with us.
Stay connected with each other.
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Easy English Information
Department of Health - Where can you get a COVID vaccine
Department of Health - Third dose of COVID vaccine
Department of Health - Fact sheet about booster dose
Department of Health - Difference between third dose and booster dose
NDIS: Easy English - Coronavirus Information
NDIS: Easy English - Coronavirus Information (text only)
DSS: 5 things to do to keep yourself healthy
DSS: What is social distancing?
DSS: Coronavirus, frequently asked questions
Access Easy English: Coronavirus Information
Council for Intellectual Disability: Stay at home during coronavirus
Council for Intellectual Disability: About the COVIDSafe app
Council for Intellectual Disability: If you think you have coronavirus
If you feel isolated and want to stay connected socially, friendly volunteers from the Red Cross's Telecross hotline can give you a daily call to check in on your wellbeing. This service is free for adults of all ages.
Online Community Groups
Imagine More Peer Support Group
Various peer support groups to stay connected and discuss topics such as inclusive education, employment and self-managing your NDIS plan
For anyone who wants to have a casual chat. All conversations are anonymous and you can chat about anything you want with a volunteer
Women with Disabilities Australia Community
A Facebook group for women, girls (aged 15 years and above), feminine identifying and non-binary people living with disability to share ideas, questions and experiences about living in Australia with a disability
This is a Facebook group for people from migrant or refugee backgrounds who live with a disability. Run by Kin (formerly known as EDAC), this is a safe space from people of diverse backgrounds, or their carers and families, to share their experiences and information.
This is a free online community powered by Starlight Children's Foundation for young people (and their siblings) aged 12 to 20 years and living with disability, serious illness or a chronic health condition. Swap stories, ask for ideas, and talk about whatever’s going on in your life, from operations to issues with friends and family.
Department of Health - When will you get a COVID vaccine
This contains information on when you will receive the COVID vaccine in Australia.
DSS: Disability Information Helpline (1800 643 787)
This is a free, private helpline that can provide information and referrals for people living with disability who have been impacted by COVID-19.
NDIS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Support
This contains the latest information on the NDIS's response to COVID-19.
NDIS: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Information for providers on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
This fact sheet contains information on when PPE should be used, how NDIS providers and self-managing participants can request for PPE, as well as an update on the current availablity of PPE in Australia.