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Covid 19

COVID-19 IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Please note we adhere to Qld Health directions in relation to social distancing and the wearing of face masks.  

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To help guide you through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, we have put together a list of websites and other resources to help you find information that could be relevant to you and provide you with the latest updates and advices from relevant government departments.

It is up to all of us to practice social distancing and self-isolation and following guidelines on travel to slow the spread of the virus and keep ourselves and others healthy.

Government Websites - Latest Updates

      

 

Advice for people at risk of coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Chronic conditions that increase the risk and are of concern:
    • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over 50 years and vulnerable workers over 65 years:
      • Chronic renal failure
      • Coronary heart disease or congestive cardiac failure
      • Chronic lung disease (severe asthma (for which frequent medical consultations or the use of multiple medications is required), cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, suppurative lung disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, chronic emphysema)
      • Poorly controlled diabetes
      • Poorly controlled hypertension
    • People at any age with significant immunosuppression, as defined as:
      • Haematologic neoplasms: leukemias, lymphomas, myelodysplastic syndromes
      • Post-transplant: solid organ (on immunosuppressive therapy), haematopoietic stem cell transplant (within 24 months or on treatment for GVHD
      • Immunocompromised due to primary or acquired immunodeficiency (including HIV infection)
      • Current chemotherapy or radiotherapy
      • High-dose corticosteroids (≥20 mg of prednisone per day, or equivalent) for ≥14 days
      • All biologics and most disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
  • Older People - people aged 70 years and over, people aged 65 years and over with chronic medical conditions, people with compromised immune systems, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50, are at greater risk of more serious illness if they are infected with coronavirus.
  • People in Aged Care Facilities - everybody is at risk of contracting COVID-19 so you need to protect yourself and others. Managers, staff, family, friends and residents need to work together to protect older people in aged care facilities.

Resources for People with Disability

Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) in conjunction with the University of Sydney and the Queensland Government, has produced a planning tool for people with disability in dealing with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other information and tools to help you think through how to make a plan for your own individual needs and situations.  

QDN Resource:  https://qdn.org.au/resources/#covid19

 

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) Information and Resources

Staying Safe from Coronavirus  -  Easy Read Fact Sheet to find out how to stay safe from Coronavirus.
https://cid.org.au/our-stories/staying-safe-from-coronavirus/

 

Looking after your mental health during Coronavirus  -  Easy Read Fact Sheet to help you look after your mental health during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
https://cid.org.au/our-stories/look-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus/

The NDIS has a range of information and advice in relation to COVID-19.  The link above will take you to their Coronavirus (COVID-19) home page where you can access the information you need in relation to how it may affect your NDIS Plan and services and the new Priority Home Delivery Services program. 

From here you can also access information on how NDIS and their Partner offices will be operating.

Information is delivered through a number of Easy Read documents and Auslan videos and animations.  Information is also available in a number of other languages.

The NDIS Contact Centre remains the best contact option. Call the Contact Centre on 1800 800 110, Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (local time). Select option 5 for plan enquiries related to COVID-19.