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.
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
Important Information about COVID-19 lockdown (stay at home rules)
STAY ON COUNTRY, STAY AT HOME, STAY SAFE
In some parts of the country, there are currently COVID-19 lockdown rules in place (stay at home, stay safe) to keep us and our communities safe from spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Please click on your state below to find out the latest information about COVID-19 lockdowns.
Everyone in NSW must stay at home
Everyone in NSW must stay home unless it is for essential reasons.
If you need help in NSW you can call Service NSW 24/7 hotline on 13 77 88
What does this mean?
If you live in NSW there are restrictions that mean you must stay home. This is called a lockdown to help keep us and our communities safe from spreading Coronavirus (COVID-19).
You can leave your home for these essential reasons:
Go to the shops to get essential items like groceries and things that you need.
Go to the Dr or get your medicine
If you are feeling unwell with cold or flu symptoms it is a good idea to call your doctor first
Get a COVID-19 test
Find a testing clinic in NSW here
Go to your COVID-19 vaccination appointment
Find out about getting a COVID vaccine and book an appointment at a COVID vaccine hub here or call your Doctor to make an appointment
If you leave home you must wear or carry a mask.
Click on the button below to find out the the latest information about the COVID-19 lockdown rules in NSW.NSW COVID RULES
Everyone in Victoria must stay at home
Everyone in Victoria must stay home unless it is for essential reasons.
If you need help in VIC you can call the 24/7 Coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398
Click on the button below to find out the latest information about the lockdown rules in the VICVIC COVID Rules
I LIVE IN ANOTHER STATE OR TERRITORY, AM I IN LOCKDOWN TOO?
If you do not live in an area that is affected by a COVID-19 lockdown, you can find more 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’.
Click the button below to read and share.
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There are a range of State and Federal Government services and financial support systems in place for those who need assistance. please see below for more information.