COVID 19 resources

COVID 19 Information, Guides and factsheets

Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19 (2020) – The Australian Human Rights Commission has issued Guidelines to support the implementation of the Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability (the Plan) during COVID-19.

COVID-19 Planning resource for people with disability – helps people with disability get the facts about COVID-19, make a plan for how they will manage during the pandemic, and know what to do if they experience symptoms (University of Sydney, in partnership with the Queenslanders with Disability Network).

Relationship Australia Victoria – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Easy-to-read resources developed specifically to help you navigate the challenges you might be facing as a result of COVID-19.

SA only: Restrictions on at-risk care facility residents – To protect both the broader community and people living in supported accommodation from COVID-19, aged care, mental health and disability service providers can now apply for approval to restrict the movements of a resident, where that resident may be at risk of contracting or spreading the virus.

New powers of SACAT to give advice or direction during the COVID-19 Pandemic – In response to COVID-19, new laws affecting the lawful detention of ‘protected persons’ have been introduced in South Australia in the COVID-19 Emergency Response Act 2020.

COVID-19 Parent Resources – Qld University.

Disability Information Helpline– 1800 643 787 – open Monday to Friday 8am – 8pm and weekends 9am – 7pm.

Information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters about coronavirus (COVID-19) – Department of Social Services.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for people with disability –  Australian Dept of Health

NDIS Commission coronavirus (COVID-19) information – NDIS Q+S Commission

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Behaviour support and restrictive practices – (NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission).

Social distancing guidance – Dept of Health.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Translated Resources – Find information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a preferred language.

NDIS Corona Virus Information in Accessible Formats

Person Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID 19 – This is a guide to help people with disability to get the facts about Coronavirus (COVID-19) and make a plan for how they will manage the impact of this situation. People with disability need a plan that is tailored to their unique support needs (Queensland Government, Queenslanders with Disability Network, University of Sydney).


Communication resources

COVID 19 Resources – Easy English, including handwashing, social distancing. Developed by Access Easy English.

Communication resources for avoiding and talking about coronavirus (COVID-19) – Scope Victoria

What is Corona Virus: Social Story – The Autism Educator

COVID 19 Chatboards and other resources (including Chatboard by Two Way Street).

Staying safe from Coronavirus – Council for Intellectual Disability.

My COVID 19 Plan – A guide to developing an emergency preparedness plan for COVID 19 (Queensland Government, Queenslanders with Disability Network, University of Sydney).


Easy Read resources related to COVID 19

Easy for Me, Volume 1 April 2020 – New easy-to-read magazine for people at home (Information Access Group).

COVID 19 Resources – Easy English, including handwashing, social distancing. Developed by Access Easy English.


Coping with stress related to COVID 19

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety – This information sheet outlines some useful strategies which can help both adults and children cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

How to cope with stress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – This information is for young people affected by stress related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Headspace.


Training related to COVID 19

Australian Government COVID 19 Infection Control Training -The Department of Health has partnered with Aspen Medical who has developed the COVID-19 training.

Supporting people to stay infection free online course – 30 minute eLearning training package that provides practical strategies for preventing and controlling infections. This  is specifically designed for the Australian disability workforce and is aligned with the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Framework (DSC).

In Home and Community Aged Care COVID-19 Preparedness Webinar – This webinar was hosted by the Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care, Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck. Its purpose was to discuss COVID-19 preparedness with home care providers, Community Home Support Programme (CHSP) Providers and the assessment workforce.