picture of covers of 3 fact sheets - with lots of words on them

As part of its plan to make sure the needs of people with a disability are met during the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal health department has made a range of new fact sheets. There is information for families, support workers and health workers.

While this information has been written for COVID-19, there are parts of it that can apply to any time. For example, the fact sheet for mental health workers shares practice ideas for working with people with intellectual disability.

All can be downloaded from the links below.

Information for Families
This fact sheet is for families of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for Disability Support Providers and Workers
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for disability support providers and workers who provide health care to people with intellectual or developmental disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Guide to personal protective equipment (PPE) for disability care providers
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for disability care providers on the use of PPE.

Information for support workers and carers on coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for people with disability
Advice on who should be tested, where testing can be done, and how to explain the testing process to a person with a disability.

Information for Health Workers in Emergency Departments
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for health workers in emergency departments (EDs) who provide health care to people with intellectual or developmental disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for Health Workers
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for health workers providing care to people with intellectual or developmental disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for Health and Mental Health Workers
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for health and mental health workers providing care to people with intellectual or developmental disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Information for Primary Health Care Staff
This fact sheet provides information and guidance for primary health care staff and services, including general practitioners (GPs), providing care to people with intellectual or developmental disability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guide for Home Care Providers
This guide is for providers of aged care and disability services who offer home care and support services to older people living at home and people with disability living in the community. It provides information and guidance on how to stay safe from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Need more information?

Call the COVID-19 Disability Helpline on 1800 643 787
Or go to COVID-19 Information for People with a Disability


IDEAS does information so you can do life.