COVID-19 Restrictions easing from June 1

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There has been some significant changes announced for the easing of restrictions for Victorians. From Monday June 1 you will be able to: 20 people can come together under the roofs of their homes including those who live there Gatherings outside, such as picnics, will be able to include up to 20 people Overnight stays at accommodation and private residences allowed, including campgrounds …

Autism Awareness Day: At Home Tips for Keeping Safe in Home-Isolation

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Today is Autism Awareness Day, a day to educate people about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) throughout the world, but in 2020 it looks very different to previous years. This year most of us are practising social distancing by staying at home and away from people outside our family to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to keep Australians healthy. Social …

Emergency Relief Packages For Victorians Who Need It Most

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Woolworths and Coles have introduced special hours in their supermarkets to ensure that older people and people with disabilities will be able to shop in less crowded aisles during the coronavirus pandemic. Both shops are opening exclusively between 7:00am and 8:00am to give those groups a chance to do their shopping before the rush begins. Visit the Department of Health website for general …

How to keep your mind and body healthy whilst staying at home through COVID-19

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As Victorians are doing their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to protect themselves and those most vulnerable in the community by isolating and staying indoors, we need to remember to look after ourselves. Whether you live alone, with family or friends – it’s likely you are having less contact with your community at the moment, which …

Stores offering special hours for people with a disability to combat ‘panic-buying’

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Woolworths and Coles have introduced special hours in their supermarkets to ensure that older people and people with disabilities will be able to shop in less crowded aisles during the coronavirus pandemic. Both shops are opening exclusively between 7:00am and 8:00am to give those groups a chance to do their shopping before the rush begins. Visit the Department of Health website for general …

Keeping yourself safe during Covid-19

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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is a respiratory illness, with symptoms ranging from a mild cough to pneumonia. Some people recover quickly and easily, and others may get very sick, very quickly. Good hygiene can prevent infection for most people. The Department of Health website  has key resources to help you understand if: you are at risk   need to isolate yourself and  how to prevent contracting …