Disability Information Helpline
You can call the Disability Information Helpline if you need help because of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
National Relay Service
Communicate with voice callers if you are hard of hearing, deaf, deafblind or have speech impairment.
Looking after yourself during COVID-19
COVID-19, also called coronavirus, is a virus that has made lots of people sick all around the world. A virus is a disease that can spread easily from one person to another person who are close to each other.
To make sure you don't get sick, you should;
- stay apart from other people
- wash your hands
- stay home if you are sick.
People who might have COVID-19 can;
- have a fever
- have a cough
- have a sore throat
- have a runny nose
- find it hard to breathe
- find it hard to smell and taste things.
If you have any of these, you should call your doctor or the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 020 080.
COVID-19 information for people with disability
If you are a person with disability or are a carer or support person, there are video and online resources that have been developed to help you safely through COVID-19.
What is COVID-19?
How to look after yourself and stop the spread of COVID-19. How to look after your mental health during COVID-19.
Going to the hospital
What has changed in hospitals? Why do health people wear personal protective equipment (PPE)? Find out about going to hospital during COVID-19.
How to self-isolate
Self-isolating means you stay home and away from other people. You can't leave home unless you need to get tested for COVID-19 or it’s an emergency.
Resources for support people
If you are supporting someone with disability, there are things you can do to help them during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For people who use Easy Read resources
Links to information about COVID-19 in easy to read formats with pictures and words.
You might prefer the Easy Read resources if you find it difficult to read for any reason.
For people with vision impairment
Resources for people with vision impairment or blindness.
For people who are deaf or have hearing impairment
COVID-19 information and services that can help people with hearing impairment.
Australian Government Department of Health AUSLAN resources.
- Looking after yourself
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) accessible resources
- Support for your situation
- Disability Information Helpline
- Who else can you talk to?
- Coronavirus: important information for NDIS participants
NSW Health AUSLAN resources
Resources for carers
If you are supporting and caring for someone with disability, there are resources to keep informed about COVD-19, the rules and tips for staying healthy.
- Looking after your mental wellbeing
- Carer Gateway (Australian Department of Social Services)
- NDIS carer and participant information (NDIS)
- Information for people with disability and their supporters (Australian Department of Social Services)
Last updated: 28 August 2020