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  • Free rapid antigen tests (RATs) program extended in NSW

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    The NSW Government will provide free rapid antigen tests (RATs) to vulnerable communities and expand its existing program to include those accessing tests through the Federal Government’s Concessional Access Program, which is due to finish at the end of July.

  • ATAGI updated recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines for children under 5 and adults over 18

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    Australia’s vaccination experts from the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) recommend that children aged 6 months to under 5 years get vaccinated against COVID-19 if they have certain health conditions or disabilities which increase their risk of getting very sick from COVID-19.

  • VIC - Free RATS Program For People With Disability Extended

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    The Victorian Government is continuing to provide free rapid antigen tests to eligible Victorians with disability.

  • Can Good Things come from the COVID-19 Crisis?

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    The impact of COVID-19 has been widespread and has changed the way many things work. While we know it has been a challenging time for some people with a disability, there have also been some positive changes that have happened.

  • School from home – making it work for kids with disability

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    COVID-19 has changed the education landscape in Australia. Lockdowns, School Closures, restrictions, all impact our children's education, and daily changes take place. For parents of children with a disability, we gather some resources to help you make informed choices and tips to help you.

  • Disability and Face Masks - COVID-19

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    Masks are considered a tool to protect ourselves and each other from Coronavirus. We try and bring together all the info you need about masks in one place. Communication needs, Autism and Masks, fogging, making, wearing and washing face masks; and the lawful reasons that masks are not needed.

  • The New Armchair Travellers

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    Armchair travel has existed for centuries. In the wake of COVID-19, the concept is taking on a fresh direction. Digital travel is the new way to ramble the world as we recover. As the travel and tourism collective plan to regenerate, the use of digital media to entice travellers in the interim has shown to be strategic, and that benefits us all.

  • COVID Tests - PCR or RAT?

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    What's the difference between a PCR test and a RAT, and which one should you use?

  • How to protect yourself and others from COVID-19

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    Here are some ways you can continue to protect yourself and your community even though restrictions have been rolled back. 

  • What you can and can't do under COVID-19 Government Restrictions

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    Rules and regulations about where people can go, what they can do and what they should wear were put in place across Australia to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

  • NSW and QR Codes

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    QR check-ins are only required at nightclubs, and for all music festivals with more than 1,000 people. Hospitals, aged and disability facilities may use their existing systems for recording visitors. 

  • Check In Qld App

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    The Check In Qld app is a contactless, free, secure and convenient way for customers to sign into a Queensland business.

  • Here's why you should get the Flu and Covid jabs

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    The easing of public health measures and travel restrictions has created a surge in both COVID-19 and Influenza A (the Flu) cases as we come into winter. Both respiratory illnesses can be very dangerous and it's best to be protected. 

  • Free flu shots for nearly all Australians

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    Free flu vaccinations are now available for the general community in all five states across Australia with some eligibility changes for vulnerable groups in the ACT and NT. 

  • Latest COVID-19 Rules for people in NSW

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    Rules and restrictions and information for all people living in NSW.

  • Packing for an Emergency

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    With the emergencies we have all faced in recent history, the need to be prepared is again highlighted. Bushfires, Floods and a Pandemic. In the event, you need to evacuate in a hurry, or you may be without power and clean drinking water, a little planning now will spare your precious time.

  • Victoria announces free RATs for people with disability

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    The Victorian Government has announced that free Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) kits are available at state-run testing sites for people with disabilities.

  • Draft Report finds COVID-19 vaccine strategy and roll-out for people with disability seriously deficient

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    The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability has today released the draft Commissioners’ Report of Public hearing 12: The experiences of people with disability, in the context of the Australian Government’s approach to the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.

  • Moving Forward after a Crisis

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    2020 was a year many Australians want to forget. 2021 followed closely. 2022 has begun with a bang.

  • National Crisis Numbers

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    Need someone to talk to? Or someone to help you? Support? We have a list of key contacts to help you.