COVID-19 Resources and Updates

In these uncertain times, advice changing at such a rapid pace, we appreciate how vital it is for staff, members and community to be kept up to date with the news and why it matters to you. We want to ensure you have access to up-to-date information in one place. We are continually updating this page regularly and follow us on twitter to learn more.

Your health and wellbeing is important to us. We recommend that everyone should practice good hand and respiratory hygiene measures to protect against infections, washing your hands regularly with soap and water or alcohol-based rubs, try and stay at least 1.5 metres away from people coughing and sneezing, and please isolate yourself and call 13HEALTH if feeling unwell. 

13 HEALTH is a confidential phone service that provides health advice to Queenslanders. You can phone and talk to a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the cost of a local call. Phone 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).

For up to date information on COVID-19 in one place:

General health updates:

Department of Health: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert 

Queensland Health: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19): https://www.qld.gov.au/health/conditions/health-alerts/coronavirus-covid-19

Health Direct: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/coronavirus

World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Contact tracing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) - how it's done in Queensland: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/contact-tracing-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-confirmed-case-notify-Queensland

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) – everything you need to know from Qld Health: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-sars-queensland-australia-how-to-understand-protect-prevent-spread-symptoms-treatment

Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions FAQs: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions?fbclid=IwAR3NXgZhfWmmbEOv7J-JzMAxnLZbP1Fvg-FZ1oM6I28AXa6M_PowWPFwL2k

 

Resources from our Partners:

Health consumers Queensland: Partnering with consumers on COVID-19 

NDIS Coronaviris information – Advice to participants, providers and helpful resources and FAQ’s

Spinal Life Australia: Coronaviris (COVID-19) resources, advice and updates  

Synapse: COVID-19 response 

RACQ: How we're responding to the COVID-19 health crisis 

Microsoft: Responding to COVID-19 together 

NIISQ: update and latest information on how we are responding 

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) - COVID-19 Resources for Queenslanders with Disability

Department of Health - Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources fact sheets, guidelines and other publications

Queensland Health – everything you need to know, in language you can understand about Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Online updates, resources and services available for people with disabilty and volunerable populations: 

Queensland Spinal Cord Injuries Service: information on the coronavirus (or COVID-19) and spinal cord injury

NDIS advice supporting participants and providers through COVID-19

PWDA Disability focused Information from peak bodies

Auslan Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates for the hearing impaired

Communication Service for the Deaf and its Connect Direct Launch American Sign Language Coronavirus Hotline

People with Disability Australia dedicated COVID-19 Info Hub

National Association of the Deaf - message and updates from NAD about Coronavirus

NDA Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Translated coronavirus (COVID-19) resources in various languages

Asthma Australia have information for people with asthma 

Blind Citizens Australia have information for people with visual impairments, including handwashing advice

Intellectual Disability staying safe from Coronavirus 

Disability Royal Commission and COVID-19 

Response to COVID-19 in community languages Response to COVID-19 in community languages

DSC COVID-19 resources and policy for people with disability and providers

First Nations people NACCHO Aboriginal health news alerts

Community Hour at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets - 7am to 8am every day for the first hour of trade.

Coles Online Priority Service (COPS) - services for vulnerable customers offering a good range of everyday grocery essentials with high availability to our customers who find it difficult to shop in-store

 

Resources and services available for health professionals and emergency services:

Community Hour for emergency services and healthcare workers - dedicated community hour on Tuesday and Thursday from 7am - 8am.

Department of Health - information sheet for health care and residential care workers about coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

Helpful resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention: 11 Tips and Strategies from Healthline 

9 Resources for Coping with Coronavirus Anxiety from Healthline

 

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