• COVID Vaccine Rollout

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    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use in Australia. What does this mean for people with a disability and when will they be able to access the vaccine? Links to Easy Readand Auslan resources.

  • Bullying, Abuse, Domestic and Family violence, how and where to get help and support.

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    Highlighted since the start of COVID-19, concerns about domestic and family violence have grown. This article has telephone contacts, Apps and web resources to help you or someone you know who is vulnerable to domestic or family violence.

  • Live in NSW? The latest about COVID-19

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for New South Wales.

  • Auslan Videos about the COVID vaccine

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    The Australian Health Department has released videos in Auslan about the COVID-19 Vaccines. We share the resources and links.

  • Easy English Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

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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.

  • COVID-19 information for people with a disability start here

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    There is a lot of information being shared about Coronavirus (COVID-19). IDEAS has put together this information for people with a disability about COVID-19. If you want to know more, start here.

  • Check In Qld App

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    The Queensland check-in app will be mandatory from 1st May 2021 for all Queensland hospitality businesses. To help keep Queensland COVID-safe, and to help with contact tracing. Everyone attending hospitality venues must check in electronically. Venues must offer other electronic records of check-in for patrons who may not have access to technology.

  • NSW and QR Codes

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    QR codes or electronic check-in methods are now mandatory for all hospitality venues and some other businesses in NSW.   We explain what they are, how they work, and what to do if you do not have a mobile phone.

  • Live in QLD? Need to Know COVID-19 Disability Info

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • Queensland Border Restrictions

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    Queensland has reviewed the border restrictions that were in place. We explain the current restrictions.  

  • Disability and Wearing Face Masks - COVID-19

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    Masks are considered a tool to protect ourselves and each other from Coronavirus. We try and bring together all the info you need about masks in one place. This blog contains information and links to videos all about face masks. Making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed.

     

  • Increase Disability Support Pension now to deal with COVID-19

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  • Changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker

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    The Government is ending the JobKeeper payment and Coronavirus supplement and making changes to JobSeeker. Mutual Obligations for JobSeeker and other income support recipients now also apply. 

  • What you need to know about Centrelink and COVID-19

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    The Government has introduced several payments and supports to support Australians who are financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis but what does it all mean for you? 

  • Moving Forward after a Crisis

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    2020 was a year many Australians want to forget. 2021 is shaping up to follow closely the same path. 

  • What to do in isolation in the School Holidays

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    School holidays seem to come around all too quickly and children across the country have spent time in isolation, for all the parents who are searching for ideas on how to cope, we are here to help. Read on for plenty of activities to keep boredom away from toddlers to teens.

  • Packing for an Emergency

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    With the emergencies we have all faced in recent history, the need to be prepared is again highlighted. Bushfires, Floods and a Pandemic. In the event you need to evacuate in a hurry, or you may be without power and clean drinking water, a little planning now will spare you precious time.

  • IDEAS Money Matters Booklet

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    We never could have predicted our experience of COVID-19 in Australia, and the health and money challenges that have brought to too many Aussies, especially those living with a disability. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope or no help, and its why we’ve been busy collecting proper info for you for real practical help right now.

  • School from home – making it work for kids with disability

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    COVID-19 has changed the education landscape in Australia. Lockdowns, School Closures, restrictions, all impact our children's education, and daily changes take place. For parents of children with a disability we roundup some resources to help you make informed choices. 

  • Online meetings and supporting inclusive practices

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    An increase in online meet-ups has some people wondering what the "rules" are. Are they the same as a face-to-face meeting? Here we discuss what makes best practice whether you are a meeting attendee or organiser, some tips on holding an inclusive meeting and communicating clearly.