• Live in Vic? Latest COVID info

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    COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria are changing. Here is the information for your state, including Regional and Metropolitan areas.

  • Live in ACT? The latest about COVID-19

    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for the Australian Capital Territory or Canberra. 

  • Live in Regional NSW? The latest about COVID-19

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    This article contains information for people living in Regional NSW about COVID-19. Including extensions of restrictions and areas where restrictions will ease. 

  • Tips to balance working from home

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    We can all benefit from a few kind reminders about the balance of working from home during times of uncertainty. A balanced diet, regular exercise and sleeping well are essential for a good equilibrium for your head, heart, and body. It can be easy to fall into not-so-good routines and sometimes forget to find joy in little moments. We write about practices that are good and wholesome for quality of life when you work from home.

  • What to do in isolation in the School Holidays

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    School holidays seem to come around all too quickly and children across the country have spent time in isolation, for all the parents who are searching for ideas on how to cope, we are here to help. Read on for plenty of activities to keep boredom away from toddlers to teens.

  • What you need to know about Centrelink and COVID-19

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    The Government introduced several payments and supports to support Australians who are financially affected by the COVID-19 crisis but what does it all mean for you? We include the new Temporary COVID disaster payment.

  • Live in Greater Sydney? The latest about COVID-19

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19, and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for Greater Sydney, including Local Government Areas of concern.

  • Live in QLD? Need to Know COVID-19 Info

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • Tasmanian COVID-19 and travel restrictions

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    Information from the Tasmanian Government about the current rules in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. 

  • 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.

  • Paying your bills in the COVID-19 crisis 

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    Many people are facing financial hardship because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Because of this, many utility providers, including energy companies, phone and internet providers, government services, and insurers are offering their customers flexibility when it comes to paying their bills.

  • Bullying, Abuse, Domestic and Family violence, how and where to get help and support.

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    Highlighted since the start of COVID-19, concerns about domestic and family violence have grown. This article has telephone contacts, Apps and web resources to help you or someone you know who is vulnerable to domestic or family violence.

  • Tips to get you through a Stay-cation or Isolation

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    For the vulnerable, immuno-compromised, voluntarily self-isolating, or those in quarantine, lockdown or mandatory isolation after overseas travel or close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 we’ve gathered some tips and activities to help you through. For all ages from toddlers to adults, we have plenty of suggestions.

  • COVID Vaccine Rollout

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    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provisionally approved the Pfizer/BioNTech and AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria) Zeneca COVID-19 vaccines for use in Australia. What does this mean for people with a disability and when will they be able to access the vaccine? Links to Easy Readand Auslan resources.

  • Perth and WA Border restrictions update

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    This article contains information about Western Australia and Perth Coronavirus (COVID-19) rules and restrictions and is updated regularly. 

  • How to maintain healthy habits during COVID-19 with food and exercise

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    Feeling overwhelmed? Is all the information giving you a headache? Is your nutrition and exercise routine the first thing to go when life gets a little bizarre? That is where IDEAS quick tips to maintaining healthy habits during COVID-19 shines.

  • Support with Phone and Internet Complaints

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    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) has announced extra support with urgent complaints about telecommunications. This support is for vulnerable and at-risk residential consumers and small businesses in response to COVID-19.

  • Live in SA - Need to Know COVID-19 Info

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    Things do keep changing with COVID-19 and it is important to keep up to date so that you can stay safe. Here are resources for your state.

  • Live in Darwin or in the NT? Latest COVID-19 lockdown rules

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    This article has the rules and restrictions people in Darwin, Katherine, and the wider Northern Territory must follow to keep their community safe in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Children with Disability and the Return to School.

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    The disruption to routine, moving to children learning from home, and changes overall from COVID-19 have been a rough ride for most. For some parents, educators, and carers, the next hurdle is navigating the return to the school space.