WAiS understands that COVID-19 is causing much stress, anxiety and genuine health concerns for people and the community.

Please see the information below about COVID-19. We know this won't answer all of the questions you may have, but thought it might be helpful.

WAiS Easy Read Information

WAiS have developed an easy read document about COVID-19, how to prevent it from spreading and what to do if you think you have it.

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The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations List of Resources

The Australian Federation of Disability Organisations (AFDO) has a growing list of resources in Easy Read.

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Where do I find out more information about COVID-19 and what to do about my own health and safety?

Where do I find out more about self isolation?

The Australian Department of Health

The Australian Government are updating their page on COVID-19 regularly. This is a great place to keep going to if you are concerned you may have missed any important information. It has all the advice and information that the government have given us about COVID-19 so far.

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Health Direct COVID-19 Information

Health Direct have a page all about COVID-19. It gives information on what might happen if you get the virus, as well as how to protect yourself from catching it.

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Health Direct

If you think you need to self isolate because of COVID-19, Health Direct have lots of information on how to self isolate, how long to self isolate for, who should be self isolating and more.

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Where can I find information about how I can use my NDIS funding?

Where do I find out more information about COVID-19 clinics and testing?

The NDIS

The NDIA have information for people (including self managers) and providers specifically relating to issues with NDIS funding and COVID-19.  This is updated regularly.

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Healthy WA

There is the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health Information Line 1800 020 080.

Healthy WA have more information about the COVID-19 clinics and testing.

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What information is the NDIA giving about COVID-19?

What are my legal obligations to pay my employees if they have to self isolate or if they get sick with COVID-19?

The NDIA

The NDIA have a page called NDIS and Disaster response that has a lot of information on it.  More information is added regularly.  There is also information in Easy Read.

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They also have a COVID-19 frequently asked questions page called "What happens when..."

WA State Industrial Relations

The WA State Industrial Relations System have given some information on what you need to do if you have employees and COVID-19 is affecting their work.

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Australian Fair Work

Australian Fair Work have information for people who are under the Federal Fair Work System and have employees.

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Please contact WAiS if you want more information about your legal obligations if your employment arrangements are impacted by COVID-19.

What if I need urgent changes to my plan?

What are my Health and Safety obligations to my workers?

The NDIA

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NDIA has special teams of planners available to help make urgent changes to plans. Depending on what you need, these changes might include a change to your plan management option or how flexibly you can use your different support budgets, for example capacity building. Call them on 1800 800 110 if you need urgent assistance.

Worksafe WA

Worksafe WA have put together some information on how to prepare your workplace and workers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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How can I make sure that my workers are taking the appropriate precautions when working to prevent the spread of COVID-19?

Australian Department of Health

The Australian Department of Health have developed a 30 minute training module. It has been designed for health care workers across all areas. It covers important tips on how to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19 while working.

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If you need some urgent assistance, please see the below list of services that can help you

Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467
The Samaritan Crisis Line 135 247 Help Line
1800 198 313 Youth Line
Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Men's Line Australia 1300 789 978
Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788 Metro
1800 676 822 Peel
1800 552 002 Country/Rural link