• 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.

  • Self-care in the time of COVID-19

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    COVID and lockdown fatigue is real. We are all feeling a bit overwhelmed right now and it is easy, especially in the context of working from home, or not being able to work and having to manage home learning and our moods as well as keep up with the day to day changes. Here are some tips to practice and maintain self-care. 

  • Look after your mental health in the COVID-19 crisis

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    We are living in tough and trying times. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has had a profound impact on our day to day lives, and we are all experiencing heightened anxiety, confusion and isolation. It’s okay not to be okay.

  • Special conditions for not wearing a face mask

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    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, wearing a face mask is now mandatory or strongly recommended in some situations and some places. However, in some situations, wearing a face mask will not be appropriate for people with some disabilities, physical or mental health conditions. 

  • 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.

  • Disability and 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. Communication needs, Autism and Masks, fogging, making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed.

  • COVID-19 Information for disability support, aged care and home care providers

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    Advice is available on the NSW Government Health website regarding disability support, aged care and home care providers and was updated as at 22 July.

  • Queensland Border Restrictions

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

  • 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.

  • Live in QLD? Need to Know COVID-19 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.

  • Live in SA - Need to Know COVID-19 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.

  • Perth and WA Border restrictions update

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    This article contains information about Western Australia and Perth Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules and restrictions and is updated regularly. 

  • Catch ups for People with Disability in COVID-19

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    COVID- 19 restrictions have created opportunities for peer groups and families to connect and meet in different ways. Online and offline, people with like-minded interests are communicating and sharing. Support groups have been moving to video-calls. Virtual coffee catchups are in. We also highlight FriendLine, a phone service for a chat.

  • Live in Vic? Latest COVID info

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    COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria are changing. Here is the information for your state. 

  • Tips to get you through a Stay-cation or Isolation

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    For the vulnerable, immuno-compromised, voluntarily self-isolating, or those in quarantine, lockdown or mandatory isolation after overseas travel or close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 we’ve gathered some tips and activities to help you through.

  • Tips to balance working from home

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    We can all benefit from a few kind reminders about the balance of working from home during times of uncertainty. A balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping well are essential for a good equilibrium for your head, heart, and body. It can be easy to fall into not-so-good routines and sometimes forget to find joy in little moments. We write about practices that are good and wholesome for quality of life when you work from home.

  • 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.

  • What you can and can't do under COVID-19 Government Restrictions

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    Rules and regulations about where people can go, what they can do and what they should wear have been put in place across Australia to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  • What is COVID-19?

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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) is the effect on the human body of SARS-CoV 2, which is a new virus closely related to SARS and in the same family of viruses as MERS. It has not been detected in humans before. It has caused a global pandemic, can cause serious illness and death and is highly contagious. 

     

  • Live in ACT? The latest about COVID-19

    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 the Australian Capital Territory or Canberra.