For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccine, you can call the Information helpline on 1800 020 080
Know your rights
You have the right to find out more information about the vaccine from your doctor who knows what is best for you before you decide to get it.
If you have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine you may be eligible to have your booster shot.
If it has been 3 months since you have had the jab, you can have a yarn with your doctor about getting your booster shot to help keep you strong against COVID.
Where can I find out more?Download our factsheet
You can have a yarn with your health service or your Doctor about the vaccine.
The Australian Government have more information about the jab on the Department of Health website
NOT SURE WHAT THE COVID RULES ARE WHERE YOU ARE FROM?
You can find more information about keeping safe and what you can and can’t do by using the COVID-19 restriction checker.
Click on the button below to go to the COVID-19 restriction checker.Check COVID-19 restrictions where I live
National Disability COVID-19 Information Helpline
This is a free Disability Information Helpline for people with disability, their families and carers who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
National Coronavirus Helpline
Call this line if you need help or more info about Coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24/7.
For translating or interpreting services, call 131 450
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing
Call 000 for urgent medical help.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for people with disability
The Australian Government Department of Health has created some factsheets with information about Coronavirus.
What is Coronavirus (COVD-19)?
Coronavirus is a contagious virus that travelled here from overseas and is affecting the whole world. It is like a very bad flu or a cold and it can be passed very quickly from one person to another. Having knowledge about Coronavirus helps to stop it from being shared around.
Symptoms include fever, coughing, sore throat, feeling tired, shortness of breath and trouble breathing.
If you have serious symptoms such as difficulty breathing, call 000 for urgent medical help.
Coronavirus information video – Auslan
This video explains Coronavirus information in Auslan and how to reduce the risk of spreading or contracting the coronavirus or Covid-19.
When to get tested
You should be tested if you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus or if
- You have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
- You have lived in or visited an area where there is a higher risk of community transmission
COVID-19 tests are free. You can get tested in a COVID-19 testing clinic, contact your doctor or local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services to find out what to do and arrange for the test or You can call the National Coronavirus Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week on (freecall) 1800 020 080 for help, to find out where to get tested and to talk about symptoms 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
COVID-19: Ethical decision-making for First Peoples living with disability
First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN) in partnership with Professor Cameron Stewart, Sydney Health Law, University of Sydney, and Professor Jackie Leach Scully, Disability Innovation Institute UNSW, have outlined necessary principles and recommendations regarding the ethical decision-making for First Peoples Living with Disability. These guidelines are specific for individuals presenting to an Intensive Care Unit and how their treatment is prioritised and managed.
10 Powerful Ways to Deal with Fear and Anxiety
FPDN’s Community Connector Tory Paasi has written an opinion piece on ’10 Powerful Ways to Deal With Fear and Anxiety’.
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Stop Coronavirus in it’s tracks
If you or your family are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) you may be able to get a payment from the Government to support you. Please click on the button below to find out more information.Find out more