IDEAS have put together a list of links to resources and downloads, to support people who may need Easy English, Easy Read or pictorial information.

Access Easy English

Access Easy English prepared a series of factsheets on Coronavirus.

New resources being added often can be viewed here.
They include the changing rules for each state.

Australian Government Services Australia 

Easy Read pdfHow we’re helping people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19)

Australian Government Department of Social Services

Information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Accessible resources
Coronavirus Who can you call?
Jobkeeper Payment Impacts on Carer Payment recipients
Jobkeeper Payment Impacts on Disability Support Pension

Collaboration for Inclusion

Has a number of COVID-19 Planning Resources for People with Disability, Some are Easy Read. 

NDIS COVID-19 Resources

The NDIS developed a COVID-19 fact sheet and the NDIS Disaster Response have information in a number of languages including Auslan and Easy English.

Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia have Easy-Read guides and Factsheets on Coronavirus for download.

The Growing Space

The Growing Space has an Easy English document that explains isolation, closures and distance rules.

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

The Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) have developed Easy English guides called Staying Safe from Coronavirus and Look after your mental health during Coronavirus. These guides explain how to avoid getting sick from Coronavirus COVID-19. It also says what to do if you get sick. You can also find resources here on Coronavirus Rules, about the Covidsafe app, and staying at home. 

Inclusion Australia

Not Easy Read, but another accessible information source is a new animation co-designed with people with intellectual disability.
COVIDSafe App: To download or not? explains that downloading the app is voluntary. It also talks about how the app works, what information you need to provide and how it can help protect you and others in your community.

The Information Access Group

Have a list of Official Government Easy Read Coronavirus resources listed by Department or Agency.

They have also made “Easy for Me" an easy-to-read magazine for people of all abilities. At the moment, it’s designed to give people ideas for keeping busy and staying connected while they are at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It has recipes, puzzles and activities, and a helpful guide to online apps and programs.

Two Way Street

Janelle Sampson at Two Way Street has made an Aided Language Display (ALD) boards on tips on talking with kids about Coronavirus and washing your hands.

Guided Self-Help Booklets

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability have published a series of guided self-help bookletsdeveloped to support people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

The booklets can be used with the support offamily members, friends, volunteers and carers and are also suitable for social work and health professionals. The booklets are intended to give people with learning/intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings with people providing support to them. There is a guide accompanying each booklet, explaining how the content can be delivered.


A free series of Downloadable posters are available - developed by Photosymbols on

All these can be accessed in one place at Photosymbols Coronavirus Poster Set

Scope and Key Word Sign Australia

Scope and Key Word Sign Australia have the following resources to help you

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