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

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    The Government 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? 

  • Mutual Obligations explained

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    If you are unemployed and receiving a payment from Centrelink, there are things you need to do to keep getting your payments and to improve your chances of finding work.

  • Vaccine boosters for teens and adults and first doses for children aged 5-11

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    If you are fully vaccinated and have had two or three doses of any COVID-19 vaccine then you either are or soon will be eligible for a vaccine booster shot. These doses allow for more protection from COVID-19 strains. Booster vaccinations can be given 4 or more months after your first 2 (or 3 if you are immunocompromised) doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

  • 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.

  • Live in Vic? Latest COVID info

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    COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria are changing. Here is the information for your state, including Regional and Metropolitan areas.

  • Perth and WA Covid update

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

  • 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.

  • Latest COVID-19 Rules for people in NSW

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    Rules and restrictions and information for all people living in NSW.

  • COVID Tests - PCR or RAT?

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    What's the difference between a PCR test and a RAT, and which one should you use?

  • Telehealth

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    Over the last two years, Telehealth has changed the way health care is delivered, and it is now set to become permanent. You can now talk to your GP or other health professionals from the comfort of your own home, without spending hours in the waiting room.

  • Getting your medication during the COVID-19 crisis

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    If you need medication, changes have been made available to help you be able to “Stay at Home”. From appointments to prescriptions and getting medications, we outline the supports that are available to help you.

  • 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. 

  • Live in Darwin or in the NT? Latest COVID-19 rules

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    This article has the rules and restrictions people in Darwin, Katherine, and the wider Northern Territory must follow to keep their community safe in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 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. For all ages from toddlers to adults, we have plenty of suggestions.

  • 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.

  • Can't get to a COVID testing clinic? What we know about home testing

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    For some people with disability, getting to a COVID-19 testing clinic is easier said than done. Here's what we know on the use of home, call-to-test or self-testing kits. 

  • Test and Isolate Support Payment - NSW

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    If you employ casuals, please advise them about this payment. The NSW Government recently announced the Test and Isolate support paymentfor eligible casual workers who need to self-isolate and are unable to work while waiting for their COVID-19 test result.

  • COVID-19 testing for people with a disability.

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    IDEAS has put together information on COVID-19 testing, locations, what to expect, where to find testing centres, how long results take and how to get help about access needs at testing clinics.

  • COVID-19, Intellectual disability and testing positive.

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    We give you some resources that are helpful for people with intellectual disabilities who either test positive to COVID-19 or are close to a COVID-19 person, plus some resources for workers.

  • Grocery shopping and COVID-19

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    We have seen it before, panic buying and a shortage of supplies on supermarket shelves, especially toilet paper, as a COVID-19 lockdown was announced. Supermarkets introduced drastic new measures to address this, which included strict limits on item purchases per transaction, priority deliveries and restricted access times for Australians who are older or have a disability.