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
Microsoft: Responding to COVID-19 together
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
Online updates, resources and services available for people with disabilty and volunerable populations:
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).
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