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A list of links to resources to support people who use Easy English, Easy Read or picture stories. These are about Coronavirus also called COVID-19. Topics include rules, mental health, help, money, support, self-help, staying safe, social bubbles, vaccines and more.

IDEAS continues to add new resources to this page as they become available. Things do keep changing so it is good to check back to see what the latest information is. 

Please think about who you might be able to share this information with, especially people who do not have access to the internet. Printing the resources for people can be helpful and take the time to go through them with them if needed.

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Quicklinks to jump to a topic -

Autism and Learning Disabilities
Masks
Mental Health
Children
NSW Information
QLD Information
VIC Information
NT Information
Vaccination Information
Australian Government Department of Health
 
Quicklinks to Other Information by Provider/ Author
 
Access Easy English
Australian Government Services Australia 
Australian Government Department of Social Services
Collaboration for Inclusion
NDIS COVID-19 Resources
Down Syndrome Australia
The Growing Space
Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)
Inclusion Australia
The Information Access Group
Books Beyonds Words
Two Way Street
Photosymbols
Queenslanders with Disability Network
Scope and Key Word Sign Australia
Women with Disabilities Australia
 
 
 

Access Easy English

Access Easy English has made many factsheets and posters.
These are just some.

Other New resources updated by Access Easy English can be viewed here
 

Australian Government Services Australia 

Easy Read pdfHow we’re helping people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).
Easy Read pdfCoronavirus - Should you wear a mask?
Easy Read docxCoronavirus - Should you wear a mask? 

 
Australian Government Department of Social Services

The below are links to multiple formats where available.

Coronavirus. What is it? 
Coronavirus. What do you need to know? 
Coronavirus FAQ 
Information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus. 5 things to do right now 
Coronavirus. Social Distancing
Coronavirus. Staying at Home
Coronavirus. Wearing a mask
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Accessible resources
Coronavirus Who can you call? 
Getting a test 
 
 

Collaboration for Inclusion

Planning Resources

Has COVID-19 Planning Resources for People with Disability, some are Easy Read.
These resources may help people to make plans about how they can emergency plan, manage their health, support, money and supplies at this time.

NDIS COVID-19 Resources

The NDIS developed a COVID-19 fact sheet for download available at this NDIS webpage.
And the NDIS Disaster Response have information in many languages including Auslan and Easy English.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support

Down Syndrome Australia

Down Syndrome Australia have Easy-Read guides and Factsheets.

The Growing Space

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

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID)

CID have developed Easy English guides. 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. There are resources here on Coronavirus Rules, wearning a mask, and staying at home. 

pdfLooking after your health during Coronavirus PDF
Looking after your health during Coronavirus - Link 
pdfIf you think you have Coronavirus - Easy Read PDF
pdfIf you think you have Coronavirus PDF
 
 
About Money
Manage Your Money Link
pdfManage Your Money Download
 

Inclusion Australia

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

The Information Access Group

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. It helps give people ideas for keeping busy and staying connected while they are at home. It has recipes, puzzles and activities, and a helpful guide to online apps and programs.

Free resources to support people with a disability, 5 pictorial book covers

Books Beyond Words

Books Beyond Words has a range of books that can be downloaded for free. The books are picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.

Beating the Virus

A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating.

Testing for coronavirus

  • Having a Test for Coronavirus
  • Having a Test for Coronavirus at a Drive Through Centre

Mental health, end of life and bereavement resources

  • Let’s talk about…when someone is ill or dies from coronavirus
  • Jack Plans Ahead for Coronavirus
  • When Someone Dies from Coronavirus

Two Way Street

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

Photosymbols

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

How to stay safe
Coronavirus and Health issues 
What if you get ill 
Staying at home 
Please don't spread it 
You must stay at home 
Why we wear PPE

All these are in one place at Photosymbols Coronavirus Poster Set.

 

Queenslanders with Disability Network

pdfWhat-Does-self-quarantine-mean.pdf
pdfCOVID-19-Essential-Items-Checklist-Graphic.pdf
pdfYour Emergency Plan for COVID-19
pdfMy COVID-19 plan PDF
docxMy COVID-19 Plan Word


Scope and Key Word Sign Australia

Scope and Key Word Sign Australia have resources to help you at this COVID-19 webpage. They include a key Word Sign poster on Tips on avoiding Coronavirus, Easy English Guide on How to Stay healthy and communication boards, task schedules, social stories and Easy English resources. Scroll through the page to access the resources.

 

Women with Disabilities Australia

pdfAbout Coronavirus


Autism, Learning Disabilities

Books Beyond Words has a range of books that can be downloaded for free. The books are picture stories and illustrated guides to support people with learning disabilities and autism through the coronavirus pandemic.

Beating the Virus

A short wordless story, that will help people to understand what to do if you have Coronavirus and how to keep yourself and those who you care about safe. The story also shows how to safely help others who may be self-isolating.

Testing for coronavirus

  • Having a Test for Coronavirus
  • Having a Test for Coronavirus at a Drive Through Centre

Mental health, end of life and bereavement resources

  • Let’s talk about…when someone is ill or dies from coronavirus
  • Jack Plans Ahead for Coronavirus
  • When Someone Dies from Coronavirus

Children

From Two Way Street 

Tips on talking with kids about Coronavirus and washing your hands.

From NSW Health 

Easy Read Resources and Children's Book
 
 

Mental Health 

CID

Video - Taking care of your mental health

Videos - Stay Home Series (Stay Home stay happy, Stay active while at home, Stay busy at home)

Victorian Government 

docxCoronavirus - Looking after your mental health - Easy Read version - accessible (Word)

docxInformation to help with your mental health during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Easy Read (Word)

The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability have a series of guided self-help booklets. For the support of people with mild to moderate learning/intellectual disabilities. The majority of the content is universal during the COVID-19 outbreak. The booklets can be used with the support of family members, friends, volunteers and carers and are also suitable for social work and health professionals. The booklets give people with learning/intellectual disabilities an opportunity to talk through their feelings with people providing support to them. There is a guide for each booklet, explaining how the content can be delivered.


Masks

CID

When we need to wear face masks

NSW Information

Links NSW Health
 
Easy Read Resources and Children's Book
NSW Health - Directions under the Public Health Act
NSW Health - COVID-19 car testing 
NSW Health - COVID-19 hospital testing
NSW Health - What you must do under new coronavirus rules from 24 July 2020 * We noticed an error. The Disability Information Hotline operates Mon - Fri only. 
NSW Health COVID-19 Information for people with a Disability
 
Downloads NSW Health

pdfNSW Health - What you must do under new coronavirus rules from 24 July PDF * We noticed an error. The Disability Information Hotline operates Mon - Fri only.
pdfNSW Health - Closing the Border PDF
pdfHi - This is Coronavirus PDF
pdfGetting tested for COVID-19 PDF
pdfWhat Happens when you get your COVID-19 Test results PDF
pdfCOVID-19 Car Testing PDF
pdfCOVID-19 Hospital Testing PDF
pdfHow to Self-Isolate PDF
 
Links NSW Health
NSW Health - Directions under the Public Health Act
NSW Health - COVID-19 car testing 
NSW Health - COVID-19 hospital testing
NSW Health - What you must do under new coronavirus rules from 24 July 2020 * We noticed an error. The Disability Information Hotline operates Mon - Fri only. 
NSW Health COVID-19 Information for people with a Disability
 

New South Wales (From Access Easy English)



 

QLD Information

From Access Easy English


 

VIC Information

pdfHow we live in Metropolitan Melbourne From Monday 20th September PDF

docxHow we live in Metropolitan Melbourne From Monday 20th September Word

pdfRestrictions in Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire from Monday 20 September PDF

docxRestrictions in Greater Geelong, the Surf Coast and Mitchell Shire from Monday 20 September Word

pdfRestrictions in regional Victoria from Monday 20 September PDF

docxRestrictions in regional Victoria from Monday 20 September Word

Screen Reader Accessible

docxScreen reader COVID-19 restrictions for metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria

docxScreen Reader Accessible Victoria's Roadmap - Delivering the National Plan

When you need to wear a face mask

Do I have to wear a face mask? - Easy English - Handout PDF
Do I have to wear a face mask? - Easy English DOC

How you can get a free face mask

Who can get a free face mask in Victoria? - Easy EnglishWho can get a free face mask in Victoria? - Easy English DOC

Frequently asked questions about wearing face mask

Answers to your questions about masks for people with disability – Easy English PDF

Answers to your questions about masks for your support workers – Easy English PDF

Face coverings: Frequently asked questions for people with disability and their support workers DOC

The Victorian Government will also publish Easy English summaries of restrictions at Coronavirus Information for People with Disability Vic. There is a time lag between restriction announcements and the new published versions. 

Also, Access to food and emergency relief packages.

pdfCoronavirus (COVID-19) - How to get food and other important things you need - Easy English PDF
docxCoronavirus (COVID-19) - How to get food and other important things you need - Easy English Docx
docxCoronavirus (COVID-19) - How to get food and other important things you need - Plain English Docx
 

From Victorian Department of Health and Human Services

Family Violence - How to get support during Coronavirus. Link to PDF for Download

docxFamily Violence - How to get support during Coronavirus - Word Version

From Access Easy English

People with disability have prioritised access to food and supplies, including the coronavirus emergency relief package which is free for people who have to isolate because they have coronavirus (COVID 19).

 

Other Links

Answers to your questions about face masks for people with disability 
Answers to your questions about face masks for support workers 
 

Downloads

pdfCall to Test  PDF
docxCall to Test Word
pdfCoronavirus - Emergency Relief Packages PDF
docxCoronavirus - Emergency Relief Packages Word
docxDo I have to wear a face mask? - Easy English (Word)
docxCoronavirus (COVID-19): Changes to disability supports and services (Word) (June 2020)
docxWhat to expect when you get disability services – Easy Read (Word)
pdfWho can get free face masks in Victoria PDF 
docxWho can get free face masks in Victoria Word 
docxFace Coverings - FAQ for people with disability and their support workers Word 
pdfCoronavirus - Information for families with children with disability PDF
docxCoronavirus - Information for families with children with disability Word
docxSingle Social bubbles - What people with disability should know Word
docxSocial Bubbles - Information for Carers Word
docxCoronavirus and resources for people with disability - Aboriginal people, LGBTIQA+ people, CALD communities, Regional Victorians, Women. 

 

pdfAnswers to your questions about face masks for people with disability PDF
pdfAnswers to your questions about face masks for support workers PDF
pdfWhat to do if you are a close contact PDF
docxWhat to do if you are a close contact Word
 

Northern Territory Information

No resources are currently available.
 

Vaccine Information

From CID

pdfGetting the COVID-19 Vaccination PDF
Getting the COVID-19 Vaccination Link
 

From Australian Government Department of Health

 
pdfCOVID-19 Vaccination - Vaccine Overview PDF
docxCOVID-19 Vaccination - Vaccine Overview Word Doc
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – What is it? Is it safe? PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – What is it? Is it safe? Word Doc
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – Who will get the vaccine? PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – Who will get the vaccine? Word Doc
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – Where can you get the vaccine? PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – Where can you get the vaccine? Word Doc
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – The Pfizer vaccine PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – The Pfizer vaccine Word Doc
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination - The AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination - The AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) vaccine Word
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – Getting ready for the vaccination PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – Getting ready for the vaccination Word Doc
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – What to expect when you have your vaccination PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – What to expect when you have your vaccination Word
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – After your vaccination PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – After your vaccination Word
pdfCOVID-19 vaccination – Other information PDF
docxCOVID-19 vaccination – Other information Word

 The above resources are part of a collection COVID-19 Vaccination - Easy Read.

 

 

Australian Government Department of Health

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Our plan for keeping people with disability safe
Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with disability

 


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