Easy Read resources

There are some useful Coronavirus and health resources available in Easy Read. Find out more here.
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Easy Read COVID-19 resources

Down Syndrome Australia

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Coronavirus Easy Read Guide

This Coronavirus Guide helps people with Down syndrome stay healthy and plan for coping with Coronavirus. 

Coronavirus Easy Read in PDF

Coronavirus Easy Read in Word

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Coronavirus Factsheet

This short fact sheet about Coronavirus helps people with Down syndrome to understand the new virus.

Factsheet in PDF

Factsheet in Word

Wearing masks during Coronavirus 

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) have published an Easy Read Guide about about face masks during Coronavirus.

Viruses and staying healthy from CID 

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) have published an Easy Read Guide about how to avoid getting sick from a virus.

Staying safe from Coronavirus from CID 

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) have published an Easy Read Guide about staying safe from Coronavirus.

Staying at home during Coronavirus from CID 

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) have published an Easy Read Guide about staying at home during Coronavirus.

About the COVID-safe app  

Council for Intellectual Disability (CID) have published an Easy Read Guide about the COVIDSafe app.

COVID-19 leave no one behind report from CID

Australian Government Department of Social Services

The Department of Social Services has a range of information for people with disability and their families and carers.

Information courtesy of Information Access Group.

Coronavirus: What is it?

Coronavirus: 5 things to do right now  

Coronavirus: What you need to know

Coronavirus: Frequently Asked Questions

Coronavirus: Social distancing  

Coronavirus: Staying at home

Disability Support Pension and JobKeeper: Answers to questions you might have

Carer Payments and JobKeeper: Answers to questions you might have

Coronavirus: Who can you call?

Coronavirus: Should you wear a mask? 

Victorian Government

Receiving disability services

These factsheets outline changes you can expect when receiving a disability service during Coronavirus (COVID-19).  

What to expect when you get disability services – Easy read information for people with disability (Word)

Emergency relief packages

A coronavirus emergency relief package is free for people who have to self-isolate because they have Coronavirus. This factsheet provides information about emergency relief packages.

Coronavirus – emergency relief packages (PDF)

Coronavirus – emergency relief packages (Word)

Financial assistance and supplies

People with disability have access to financial assistance and prioritised access to food and basic supplies. These factsheets outline the support that is available.

Financial assistance for people with disability during coronavirus (COVID-19) – Easy read information for people with disability (Word)

Family violence

These factsheets explain what to do if you are experiencing family violence.

Family violence – how to get support during coronavirus (COVID-19) (PDF)

Family violence – how to get support during coronavirus (COVID-19) (Word)

NDIS Easy Read resources

The NDIS website has a range of Easy Read resources for participants.

NDIS response to Coronavirus – Helping our participants to stay safe and well (PDF)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the NDIS – Changes to the way the NDIS works (PDF)

Low cost Assistive Technology during COVID-19: How you can spend your budget to get what you need (PDF)

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for NDIS participants

Coronavirus (COVID-19): What NDIS participants can expect from their providers and support workers

Easy English COVID Resources

These Easy English resources provide information about Coronavirus, testing, understanding rules and wearing a mask.

Visit the Access Easy English website here.

Keep Safe and Easy Read resources by Photosymbols (UK)

These Easy Read posters provide simple information about Coronavirus (UK-based information). Visit the Keep Safe website here. 

Coronavirus and health issues

Coronavirus – how to stay safe

Coronavirus – what if you get ill

Face masks