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

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Due to progress made regarding vaccination rates across the state, NSW health has now changed the way they contact trace. Read on for more information.

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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. 

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During the pandemic, we have seen many changes to the way we live our daily lives. COVID-19 has improved accessibility and inclusion for those with a disability in Australia. 

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The Disability Discrimination Commissioner has called for all levels of government to be mindful of who is vaccinated, not just the number of people who are vaccinated, as the country begins to hit its vaccinations targets.

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The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has today released the draft Commissioners’ Report of Public hearing 12: The experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian Government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

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This article explains how to book a priority vaccine appointment if you are an authorised worker with the Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ) in particular sectors (see below), aged 16 – 39 years and live in one of the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of concern in Greater Sydney listed here.

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

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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.

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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.