Aus-Ability WA

Response to Covid-19

Protecting your health and safety

As always, ensuring your health and safety is our top priority and we wanted to share the steps we are taking to reduce the risk of community transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

What we are doing:

  • All Aus-Ability WA employees are fully vaccinated
  • Even when mask wearing is not mandatory, therapists are required to wear masks during home visits and are required to ask your permission to remove the mask
  • Providing Zoom meetings as an alternative option to face-to-face appointments OR in the event that you or your coordinator are required to isolate.

For the most up to date information and guidelines, visit the WA State Government website or the Department of Health website.

During these unprecedented times, the health and safety of our community is our priority.

COVID-19 vaccinations

Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is a safe and effective way to protect yourself, your family and the community. COVID-19 vaccines are free for everyone in Australia aged 5 years and older.

You can find out about vaccination clinic locations and eligibility at Roll up for WA.

We are actively following updates from the State and Federal Governments to ensure our staff receive the latest health information.

Zoom or telephone contact is available

We understand that some may not feel comfortable with face-to-face meetings. During these challenging and uncertain times, our services can be accessed online or over the phone via zoom. You can learn more about zoom by speaking with your coordinator at Aus-Ability WA.

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) website provides information about COVID-19 in easy English and other languages. There is also helpful advice for NDIS participants and people living with disability more broadly.

See a list of resources provided by Key organisation that may be helpful to you. 

Australian Government Department of Health

  • Coronavirus Health Alert
    Up-to-date information about how the Australian Government is monitoring and responding to the outbreak, how you can help slow the spread of coronavirus in Australia, and what to do if you have symptoms. This page also includes the latest official medical advice and case numbers.
  • Disability Information Helpline
    The Australian Government has launched a new Disability Information Helpline for people with disability, their families, carers, support workers and services who need help because of coronavirus. Phone (free call) 1800 643 787. If you are Deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can also call the National Relay Service on 133 677.
  • Coronavirus Symptom Checker
    Find out if you meet the Australian Government guidelines for coronavirus testing by answering a series of questions.
  • The Coronavirus Health Information line phone number is 1800 020 080.

Healthy WA (State Government Department of Health)

  • WA State Government – Coronavirus Information
    Current information from the WA State Government with regards to the evolving Coronavirus outbreak in Perth. Up-to-date advice, including lockdown restrictions, can be found here.
  • Coronavirus information
    Up-to-date information and advice from the WA State Government regarding coronavirus. You can also call the coronavirus health information line on 1800 020 080.
  • COVID Clinic locations
    A list of clinics setup to test people for coronavirus. Includes their locations and opening hours, plus criteria for being tested.