Coronavirus – Accessible

This page includes information about Coronavirus and general health information for:

  • People who have difficulty reading
  • People that are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment
  • People with a disability
  • Non-English speaking people

If you have any questions about accessible health information at BRHS please contact:
April Freely
BRHS Disability Liaison Officer
5150 3384


Easy English information sheets

  • How to look after your health in isolation – for people with a disability and carers. Download here.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Information. Easy Read resources here.
  • Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights – describes what consumers, or someone they care for, can expect when receiving health care. Download here.
  • Answers to questions about facemasks for people with disabilities. Download here.
  • Call-to-Test service for vulnerable Victorians – arrange coronavirus testing at your home. Download here.
  • What people with disabilities should know about single social bubbles. Download here.

DHHS information about coronavirus for people with a disability

The DHHS website contains resources on coronavirus for people with disability, their families and carers, including in Easy English and alternative formats.

https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/information-people-disability-coronavirus-disease-covid-19

Australian Government Department of Health Information for people with disability about COVID-19 vaccines

https://www.health.gov.au/initiatives-and-programs/covid-19-vaccines/getting-vaccinated-for-covid-19/information-for-people-with-disability-about-covid-19-vaccines

Australian Dept. of Social Services information and referrals for people with disability and their supporters about coronavirus

https://www.dss.gov.au/disability-and-carers/information-and-referrals-for-people-with-disability-and-their-supporters-about-coronavirus-covid-19

COVID-19 Disability Information Helpline

https://www.ideas.org.au/blogs/the-disability-information-helpline.html


National Relay Service

The National Relay Service (NRS) is a government initiative that allows people who are deaf, hard of hearing and/or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls.

This page has all the numbers and info you need to use NRS: https://www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/phone/services-people-disability/accesshub/national-relay-service/service-features/national-relay-service-call-numbers

Auslan Resources for the Deaf Community


Non-English speakers

The Translating and Interpreting Service provides interpreters and help for non-English speakers.

https://www.tisnational.gov.au/