The rules around wearing face masks have changed
To keep our community safe, it is mandatory for people to wear a fitted face mask whenever they leave the house or see other people. You must wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth when you leave home, no matter where you live. You may no longer only use a face covering such as a scarf, bandana or face shield. Children under the age of 12 do not have to wear a face mask. If you have any symptoms, get a free test and stay home until you get your results. Support payments are available for workers who need to self-isolate. You don’t have to be an Australian citizen or permanent resident.
For translated information, visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au/translations
Stories from the frontline of COVID-19 with translated subtitles
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is proving extremely challenging for all Victorians. The purpose of these videos is to show the real human impact that this disease is having. Click on the videos below and find links to videos with translated subtitles in 26 languages.
Find videos with survivor Michael here
Find videos with Deb and Greg, parents of a healthcare worker here
Find videos with Associate Professor Craig French here
Find videos with healthcare worker Amanda here
Find videos with survivor June here
Find videos with healthcare worker and survivor Sarah here
Find videos with healthcare worker Sam here
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The Victorian Government is committed to keeping Victorians informed about the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) and is providing translated information in up to 48 languages.
For more languages please visit: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/translated-resources-coronavirus-disease-covid-19
Disability Information Helpline for people with disability
The Disability Information Helpline provides information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).The Helpline can help families, carers and support workers, too. The Disability Information Helpline is FREE, private and fact-checked. Phone (Free Call): 1800 643 787.
For more information, visit www.dss.gov.au/disabilityhelp
Trauma-informed counselling is also available
Trauma-informed counselling is available to help people with disability who have experienced violence, abuse, neglect or exploitation.
The National Counselling and Referral Service, which was established to support the Disability Royal Commission, will continue to offer emotional support to people with disability, their families and carers.Call the National Counselling and Referral Service on 1800 421 468 or 02 6146 1468 (9am to 6pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm weekends).
For more information, visit dss.gov.au/disability-royal-commission-support