CARERS PROGRAM

COVID-19 Information for Carers and People with Disability

This page contains links for useful information, advice and services for carers and people with disability.Please visit regularly as it will be updated as more information and resources become available.

For residents of South Western Sydney Local Health District if you have further questions and would like to speak to someone please contact our Carers Program on 0476 801 022 (Mon, Tue & Thu) or 0477 384 643 (Mon-Fri) during business hours.

Remember to take care of your own health and wellbeing before you can provide care and support to others.The Carers Program has put together a list of support services outlined here .

Do you need to visit someone in hospital within SWSLHD? Stay updated with our hospital's visiting hours

To help us protect you, all hospitals across SWSLHD are limiting visitors. From Friday 17 July 2020, we ask patients to only invite ONE visitor at a time and if you are sick, please do not visit. For any exemption for special circumstances, please speak to the Nursing Unit Manager (NUM) in charge of the ward for further details.

Click here for Easy Read information about SWSLHD's one visitor per patient, per day rule.

For the latest COVID-19 update visit NSW Health.

Need advice or want to know where to find the pop up COVID-19 testing clinic?

If you have any symptoms including fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. Get tested at a local COVID-19 clinic. Self-isolate until you get your results.

For advice or to access the symptom checker, call the National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

If you require translating or interpreting services (TIS), call 131 450 and ask to be put through to the Coronavirus Health Information Line.

South Western Sydney Local Health District has increased its COVID-19 testing in response to the cluster of coronavirus cases in the region. Click here for more detailed information.

If you live outside SWSLHD, please visit NSW Health Department website to find the closet testing clinic near you.

National Disability & Carers Information Helpline - 1800 643 787

The Disability Information Helpline provides information and referrals for people with disability who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19). The Disability Information Helpline is free, private and fact-checked.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 677

If you require support in another language, you can use the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS) free of charge by calling TIS on 131 450 and ask to be connected to the Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787.

The Disability Information Helpline is available Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (AEST).

For more information please visit the Australian Government website.

Easy read and visual information about COVID-19 quick links

Covid-19 Information in community languages quick links

Financial Support for people affected by Coronavirus

Visit NSW Government information page for the latest information about financial support for people affected by COVID-19.   

 

 

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