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If you are concerned about your health or that of your staff or clients call the Coronavirus Health Information line 1800 020 080.  If you require translating or interpreting services, call 131 450.  Health Direct, a government-funded service, has a symptom checker available on their website. 


Your NDP C19 Ready hub provides the information, tips, and resources practitioners need to work smarter and safer. 

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NDP C19 Ready Hub

Working Safe

Access to Medicines

Community pharmacies have been funded to deliver medicines to vulnerable people during COVID-19. Read more about the program.

COVID Safe Business Plan (Victoria)

The Victorian government has introduced requirements for the staff of disability residential services (as well as aged care and health services) to make daily attestations. Read more here.

Cleaning and disinfecting to reduce coronavirus transmission. Download the guide.

Templates for assessing risk and developing your COVID safe business plan.

Tech Tools and Information

Information & Advice

Support

Now is not the time to go it alone. Be sure to check in with colleagues and reach out to access the range of supports:

 

All People with Disability

This resource supports people with a disability in developing a COVID-19 Response Plan

Children & Young People

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Information for pregnant women and their families during COVID-19.

Multicultural

Symptoms and hygiene posters to download.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

New culturally appropriate COVID resources.

Disability Information Helpline

Your clients may be feeling overwhelmed, frightened, or confused by the pandemic and public health measures. They can contact the helpline on 1800 643 787, or through the National Relay Service on 133 677.  More information about how to support your clients is available here.

Employment

Retaining employees with Job Keeper payments.

NDIS Business Coaching

Free business stimulus advice; get telephone support for your business and advice on your eligibility to access the new relief packages. 

Commercial Leases

Information about the Federal Government's rent relief package for commercial tenants.

Sole Traders

Staying Connected

Virtual Happy Hour - Blind Citizens Australia launches weekday sessions to connect socially isolated people who are blind or vision impaired.

The NDS Coronavirus Hub

NDS is the national peak organisation representing disability service providers. The NDS dedicated COVID-19 information hub has latest information covering the following categories:

  1. Australian, State & Territory Health departments 
  2. NDIA and NDIS Commission
  3. Work, Health & Safety
  4. Victorian COVID-19 Response
  5. Business Support & Advice