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  • How to maintain healthy habits during COVID-19 with food and exercise

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    Feeling overwhelmed? Is all the information giving you a headache? Is your nutrition and exercise routine the first thing to go when life gets a little bizarre? That is where IDEAS quick tips to maintaining healthy habits during COVID-19 shines.

  • 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.

  • Coronacast

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    Coronacast is a podcast that helps to answer your questions about coronavirus or COVID19. It breaks down the latest news and research to help you understand how the world is living through an epidemic.

  • Social Distancing

    Coronavirus is most likely to spread from person to person when we come into close contact with one another. We can all help stop the spread by keeping our distance. Watch this video for useful tips.

  • Coronavirus, and helping children with autism

    In light of the current coronavirus pandemic, this is a special edition about helping children with autism during this time of great upheaval. In this edition of ‘Autism, a parents guide’ Dr Ann Ozsivadjian is joined by special guest Dr Marianna Murin, and interviewed by freelance journalist Jo Carlowe.

  • Older Australians

     

    Coronavirus can be more serious for older Australians, but we can help to protect those most at risk. Watch this video to learn more.

  • Royal Commission seeks comment for Issue Papers

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    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with a Disability (Disability Royal Commission) has released several Issue papers in recent months. 

  • Public transport in the age of COVID-19

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    People with disability are more likely to be 'transport disadvantaged'. In a pandemic, this reality has been amplified. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the government has asked people to use public transport less.

  • 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. 

  • How to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

    This video is about what you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19. COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, is a virus that has made lots of people sick all around the world.

  • How to Wear a Mask - AUSLAN

    Dr Jean Fizzell from NSW Health outlines how to put on and take off a mask safely with Auslan translations and closed captions. 

  • The impact of masks for communication within the deaf community (Auslan + captioned)

    This Auslan video from the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services with closed captions describes the impact of masks for communication for people who are Deaf or have a hearing impairment. 

  • 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. 

  • No Interest Loans

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    No-interest loans are available through some government programs and charities to help people on low incomes get by in times of financial hardship. 

  • Money Matters

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    The COVID crisis has had a massive impact on our economy. IDEAS have put together a series of articles to help you to manage your money in these challenging times.

  • Debt Helpline

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    The National Debt Helpline provides free, confidential and independent financial counselling for any Australian who is experiencing financial difficulty.

  • When and how to wear a face mask.

    This World Health Organisation (WHO) video discusses when and how to wear a face mask.

  • Staying Connected in Isolation

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    Have you heard of "Zoom"? It is a video communication tool that people are using to stay connected in times of isolation. You can see, hear, and talk to a friend or family member. Read on to learn how you can stay in touch through Zoom.

  • Inclusive School Holiday Activities Winter

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    We know it seems like we only just sent our kids back to school, and the holidays are here AGAIN. Our IDEAS team have contributed to help get you through, from what we do with our own youngsters, to online opportunities, we pull together some new boredom busters for Winter 2020.

  • Recommendations for wearing a cloth face mask - Video

    This video from the 10th July 2020 is the Victorian Chief Health Officer speaking about wearing of cloth face masks.