Covid-19

COVID

COVID is currently making people sick.

We want to help people stay healthy and avoid getting sick. We want to make sure that if they do get sick they can get good medical care.

It is changing the way we live at the moment. We want to help people understand the government’s rules.

What we are doing

On this page you can find

We will be releasing more information and doing more over the coming months. Stay in touch with our work on Facebook, Twitter or sign up to our email updates.

 

Our COVID videos

How to do a rapid antigen test from your nose

In this video we talk about how to do a rapid antigen test (RAT) from your nose.

How to do a spit rapid antigen test

This is a video about how to do a rapid antigen test (RAT) on your mouth with your spit.

COVID and disabilities

Alex, one of our project workers and Ruth talk to Dr Jan about the COVID vaccine.

COVID Vaccination Stories

Five people with intellectual disability share their experiences of getting the COVID vaccine injection.

COVID Mythbusters

There is lots of information about COVID that is not true.

These are called myths. In this video we bust some of these myths.

Staying up when things are down

This is a special episode about adapting during COVID. We talk with Kane about his experience during COVID. He shares his tips for staying calm and positive in trying times.

A COVID-19 vaccination message

Disability advocate Tara Elliffe shares about receiving her COVID-19 vaccination.

This video is current at May 2021.

Video courtesy of Sydney Local Health District.

Look after your mental health

Are you scared or upset about COVID?

You need to look after your mental health.

Leigh has some great tips for you.

Stay active while at home

Find out what Ella, Alex and Ben are doing to stay active during the pandemic.

What do you like to do to stay active?

Bike riding, going for walks, working out?

How do you stay happy at home?

Leigh, Ella and Alex tell us what they do stay happy at home during lock down.

Leigh likes to entertain family and friends.

Ella likes to do positive thinking.

Alex finds new music to listen to.

Stay busy at home

People with disability talk about how they are keeping busy at home.

Hear what Ella, Alex, Ben and Jack are doing to stay busy.

Our Easy Read information about COVID

  • Staying healthy this winter

    Here are some tips to protect yourself against colds, flu and COVID this winter.

    Read the guide
  • What to do if you get COVID

    In this Easy Read fact sheet we talk about what to do if you get COVID.

    Read the factsheet
  • COVID Medicines

    In this Easy Read fact sheet we talk about getting medicine to help you get better when you have COVID.

    Read the factsheet
  • How to register a positive COVID rapid antigen test

    Easy Read information about how to register a positive COVID RAT test.

    Read the guide
  • Booster doses of the COVID vaccine fact sheet

    In this Easy Read fact sheet we talk about getting a booster dose of a COVID vaccine.

    Read the guide
  • The fourth COVID vaccination

    Learn more about getting a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine.

    Read the guide
  • What is happening in my home

    This info guide is for people living in group homes that are locked down because of a COVID outbreak.

    It talks about some of the things that might be happening in your home.

     

    Read the guide
  • Supporting people in group homes with a COVID outbreak

    This is an info guide for staff in group homes that are locked down because of a COVID outbreak.

    It is to be used with the “What is happening in my home”  Easy Read guide above.

    Read the guide
  • Looking after your health in lockdown

    This health guide is for people living in group homes that are locked down because of a COVID outbreak.

    It tells you how you can look after your health.

    Read the guide
  • Look after your mental health during COVID

    Many people are worried about COVID.

    If you feel like this you need to look after your mental health.

    Read now
  • Staying at home during COVID

    We are spending lots more time at home.

    Here is Easy Read info about how to stay happy and health at home.

    Read our guide
  • Looking after your health during COVID

    This Easy Read guide is about things you can do to stay healthy.

    It says what other people need to do to keep you healthy.

    Get the guide

Other information resources

There are lots of great easy to read resources around. We really like these ones.

Our advocacy work

We want to make sure that if people with intellectual disability get sick, they can get good medical care.

COVID conversations

  • Working in retail

    Justine interviews our Board Member Fiona McKenzie about what it has been like working at a supermarket during the Coronavirus COVID pandemic.

  • Working from home

    Justine interviews our Project Worker Jack Kelly about what it’s like working from home during the Coronavirus COVID pandemic.

Useful links

The information and resources in this pare are prepared using funding from Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) and the Department of Social Services (DSS).

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