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Current information about staying safe and well during COVID-19

If you’re finding it difficult to understand how to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are here to help.

We have summarised a range of resources below. You can also always call us and we can speak to you with an interpreter to answer any questions you have. The latest information from the Victorian Government is available here.

 

At home testing:

If you can’t leave home to get tested for COVID-19 someone can come to you. This service is for:

  • People with an injury, chronic health issue, or frailty affecting mobility
    People with moderate to severe physical or psychosocial disability
    People with moderate to severe mental health or behavioural issues not otherwise classified
    as a psychosocial disability
    Carers for a person with moderate to severe disability
  • Individuals without symptoms who have been identified by DHHS as a close contact, have
    received direction from DHHS to get tested, and also meet any of the above criteria.

Call 1800 675 398 and select option 9. You can call seven days a week between 9am and 5pm.

 

Multi language resources:

Arabic

The latest information from the Victorian Government in Arabic is available here.

English

Information in English and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from the Victorian Government is available here.

Greek

The latest information from the Victorian Government in Greek is available here.

Italian

The latest information from the Victorian Government in Italian is available here.

Mandarin

The latest information from the Victorian Government in Mandarin is available here.

Other languages

These videos are available in a range of other languages here.

What is COVID-19 testing like?

Our friends at Merri Health have interviewed community members about their experiences of COVID-19 testing. There are nine videos in different languages. Click on the three lines symbol (with 1/9 underneath) at the top of the video to find the video in your language.

Support available from Your Community Health:

We are continuing to offer our health services although there have been some changes in how some services are provided. You are still able to see doctors, dentists and other health professionals if needed, but where possible we will speak to you on the phone or online.

Service availability

For more information about what to expect when you visit us, read this article or call us if you have any questions.

Help staying connected and getting essential items

We can provide help to connect you with the things and services you need. If you can’t get out to the shops because of your health or other challenges such as child care, we can help you. Find out more here.

Exercises online

If you’re missing your regular social groups or gentle exercise classes, we’ve put some videso together so you can keep active at home.

Chair based exercises

Sitting and standing exercises

Stay mentally well

Follow our tips for staying mentally healthy during COVID-19.

Keep children entertained and learning

These ideas from one of our speech pathologists Liz, are fun and engaging ways to keep children entertained and learning during COVID-19. Get some inspiration to play!

 

You can read more articles about what we are doing on our News page. We will regularly update this page as we have new information. Please call us if you have any questions.