COVID-19 News and Updates
Dear Grant Recipients
We need your continued help to ensure people with disability, their carers and disability workers have the right information and access to the COVID-19 vaccine in their community.
The Department of Health has issued its next COVID-19 vaccination – Disability provider alert 4 November 2022.
In this update you will find important information including:
· Changes to COVID-19 isolation requirements
· Commonwealth Vaccination In-Reach Program
· Extension of access to the National Medical Stockpile
· Consideration of good ventilation to help lower transmission risk
· Communications resources for the disability sector
This provider alert along with other resources and information about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout is available from a dedicated web page for disability service providers on the Department of Health website. This page will be updated regularly.
Regularly updated information is also available on the following Department of Health webpages:
Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines
The Disability Gateway can assist people with disability to find trusted COVID-19 information, support and services. Call the Disability Gateway on 1800 643 787 or visit https://www.disabilitygateway.gov.au/coronavirus. We also encourage you to follow the Disability Gateway Facebook page and share COVID-19 related posts to your own channels.
Thank you again for your help in spreading this important information with people with disability, their carers and with the disability workforce.
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Community service Support Referral Pathway for COVID Positive people
Official Government updates
To read the latest updates on COVID-19 restrictions in WA, please visit https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/department-of-the-premier-and-cabinet/covid-19-coronavirus-latest-updates
We have also included a list of resources to assist you:
1) Social services
WA council of Social Services: (WACOSS)
2) Family and domestic violence
We have worked with the Women's Council for Domestic & Family Violence services of WA to develop a
COVID-19 FDV Safety Plan in 9 different languages.
3) People with a disability
We have included the following links from Government websites on COVID-19 here for your information :
5) Translated resources by ethno link
We have been advised by OMI that they are working with Department of Health to have information translated but in the meantime below is a link made by a private language services provider which has compiled a library of the
translated resources that are currently available. Please see: