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 3641


Easy English information sheets

  • How to look after your health in isolation – for people with a disability and carers. Download 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

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


Non-English speakers

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

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