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.

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

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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My Hospital Passport

WAiS have developed this resource for you to fill in with lots of important information about yourself.  So that you can easily bring it with you if you ever need to go to hospital and people will know what you need.

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

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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Where can I find information about COVID 19 vaccinations?

The Australian Department of Health

The Australian Department of Health have developed a resource that answers common questions people have had about the vaccines.

Click here for the common questions resource.

They also have a page of easy read resources about the vaccine. Click the image below to see that page.



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


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

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?


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..."

There is also a NDIS information booklet for self managers. Click the button below.

Please note: In WA, people who are privately employing, can get further information about their industrial relations obligations with employees from the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Labour Relations. 


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

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?


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.

What are my Health and Safety obligations to my workers?

Worksafe WA

Worksafe WA have put together a helpful list of frequently asked questions about your health and safety obligations to your workers.



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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Am I eligible for any COVID-19 related payments?

How will the JobKeeper payment effect my Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment or Family Tax Benefit?

The Department of Social Services developed this document in response to frequently asked questions about COVID-19 related payments, eligibility, and their impact on the Disability Support Pension, Carer Payment or Family Tax Benefit.

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Where can I find information about COVID-19 and how to look after my mental health?

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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