New restrictions for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

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The Victorian Premier announced that there were 288 new cases in Victoria today, Friday 10 July. He confirmed at this stage there are no plans to extend a return to stage 3 restrictions beyond the current metro Melbourne LGA’s and Mitchell Shire. There are currently 4 active cases in Bendigo, one an employee of Bendigo Health and one an employee …

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 …

Easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

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The Department of Health and Human Services has created this easy read information for people with disability about the recently announced easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. What are the new rules? What you need to know about going shopping for food and other things What you need to know about helping a friend or family member Where can you find …

Grocery home delivery priority for NDIS participants

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From Monday 6 April, NDIS participants can purchase grocery items online to be delivered to your home. NDIA has worked with supermarket retailers to make sure NDIS participants wanting support to grocery shop, have priority access to home delivery services. Keep an eye out for an email or SMS from the NDIA who will send all participants a unique home …

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 …

How to protect yourself and others from coronavirus.

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All Victorians can do their part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and to protect themselves and those most vulnerable in the community. By following simple precautions and supporting those around you, we can flatten the curve and ensure our healthcare system is not overrun. Keep reading for tips on how you can help to slow the spread of …

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 …