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Hi Alina,

COVID-19 ready?

COVID-19 has the potential to seriously impact disability service provider activities and requires specific action to maintain the health and safety of you, your colleagues and the clients you are supporting.

NDP recognises that although there is a lot of information available, much of this may not be specific to the work you are doing. This
update aims to help you to be ready, by providing up-to-date links for information, training and other resources.

Stay safe and sane during this time of uncertainty!  Please send through your questions to info@ndp.org.au

All the best,
The NDP team.
 
CORONAVIRUS ACTION PLANNING
This SUGGESTED CHECKLIST is a guide to inform your planning to get ready.

5 THINGS TO KNOW
1. The symptoms
2. How it is spread
3. Actions that will reduce the risk of spread
4. Where to go and find more information
5. Where to get help in your area.



5 THINGS TO DO
1.  List the changes made to your self care including:
  • Improving your health and stress management
  • Monitoring symptoms
  • Self isolating 
2. List the changes made to the way you deliver services including: 3.Tell your clients and staff about:
  • The 5 things to know 
  • The changes you have made to your delivery services
  • The changes they could make to self-care and to reduce the risk of spread.
4. Stay informed 
  • Review the Coronovirus Hub, available from the National Disability Services website
  • See the links to each State-based health authorities below.
5. Be proactive - refresh your skills
  • A discounted online evidence based course on preventing and controlling infection is now available.This comprehensive course is recommended for workers who require knowledge of safe work practices in order to prevent, and if necessary control infection in the workplace.

NDS
NDS, the national peak body for disability services in Australia has proactively compiled this suite of information and resources.

STATES & TERRITORIES HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
The Commonwealth Department of Health provides the official status of the COVID-19 virus in Australia. Its site includes broad advice for consumers and health professionals. 
State and Territory health departments also provide local information and resources.

ACT
New South Wales
Northern Territory
Queensland
South Australia
Tasmania
Victoria 
Western Australia

WORK HEALTH & SAFETY
Employers have responsibilities.
Be mindful of industrial relations as well as work health and safety responsibilities. 

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released advice specific to COVID-19 and how it relates to workplace laws.

NDIS QUALITY & SAFEGUARDING
Registered Providers have responsibilities. to report on changes.
Stay across the resources to support your safe
practice.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLIENTS
For people with disability
This Guide explains how to avoid getting sick from a virus and is an Easy Read information Guide for people with disability. 
Translated information for your clients 

Follow this link for resources in Chinese, Farsi, Italian and Korean.