COVID-19 Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness

COVID-19 Planning Resource for People with Disability (Australia)


This planning guide helps people with disability to get the facts about Coronavirus (COVID019) and make a plan for how they will manage the impact of this situation. People with disability need a plan that is tailored to their unique support needs.

This planning guide was developed by researchers at The University of Sydney who lead research on disability inclusive disaster risk reduction. It was developed in partnership with the Queenslanders with Disability Network with funding from the Queensland Government Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors. We work in partnership with people with disability to make sure they are included in all decisions about emergency management and disaster risk. This resource was co-designed with people with disability and their representatives.

We collaborated with the Australian Government Department of Health to make this guide nationally relevant – so that all Australians with disability can make a COVID-19 plan that is tailored to their capabilities and support needs. The Australian Government Department of Health supported the translation of this planning guide into an Easy Read format.

Please visit the Australian Government Department of Health's website for the most up-to-date advice for people with disability during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are a range of accessible resources available for people with disability, including their families, carers and support workers available here: https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert/advice-for-people-at-risk-of-coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-disability

Please click/tap on the cover image to read the document.
Front cover of national planning guide for COVID-19 for people with disability
Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19 - For People with Disability
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Easy Read Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19 - For People with Disability
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My COVID-19 Plan
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Specific Resources

The following guides are tailored to specific areas: Queensland; Australian Capital Territory; and the Pacific Islands
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Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19 - For People with Disability [QLD]
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Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19 - For People with Disability [ACT]
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Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness Planning for COVID-19 - For People with Disability [Pacific]