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

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    The Government have put in place rules to try to slow the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19.
    These rules are to help keep people safe. It has been hard to follow the changes to what we can and can't do over the last little bit as governments introduce new measures. 

  • 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. 

  • Easy English Coronavirus COVID-19 Resources

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    IDEAS have put together a list of links to resources and downloads, to support someone with needs for simple English, Easy English or Easy Read as well as photo symbol downloadable.

  • Community Recovery Hotline in QLD 1800 173 349

    Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349

    There is a special phone line for Queenslanders who are in coronavirus home quarantine and are needing food, medicines or advice and information.

  • Telehealth

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    Australian Department of Health’s National Health Plan for Coronavirus (COVID-19) allows doctors, nurses, midwives and mental health professionals to deliver services via telehealth services as long as those services are bulk billed.

  • 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 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.

  • Stop the Spread

    Stop the Spread and Stay Healthy

    The Australian Department of Health has launched a national campaign to help all Australians be informed and prepared for the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Grocery shopping during the COVID-19 pandemic

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    There has been widespread panic buying and a shortage of supplies on supermarket shelves, especially toilet paper, as the Coronavirus crisis intensifies. Supermarkets have introduced drastic new measures to address this, which include strict limits on item purchases per transaction, priority deliveries and restricted access times for Australians who are older or have a disability.

  • IDEAS launches free website to help people with disability during the bushfire crisis

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  • Coronavirus pandemic

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    There is a new or "novel" coronavirus (now referred to as Coronavirus Disease or COVID-19) originating from Wuhan, Hubei Province in China with at least 6,964 cases confirmed in Australia with 97 deaths so far. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the spread of Coronavirus disease a pandemic.