This page provides members with direct links to coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and information from official government sources and the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU). As the situation evolves rapidly, we encourage members to revisit this site and the pages linked below for the latest updates.

We understand that these links might not answer all your questions. For individual advice and assistance, members should call us on 1300 478 000 or use our online contact form.

General workplace Rights (all Workers)

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has a dedicated page for information about your rights at work, whether that be about leave, JobKeeper payment scheme, safety at work, etc. You can also subscribe to a regular email from this website. Keep checking back for the latest updates: https://www.actu.org.au/coronavirus

Vaccines

The Australian COVID-19 vaccine rollout is upon us, with vaccines due to rollout progressively over 2021. The Australian Government has established a dedicated vaccination information page on the Department of Health website. Keep checking back for the latest updates:

Federal Government Vaccine Information

Vaccine information pages of State and Territory Governments:

health & Aged Care

The Australian Government Department of Health has extensive resources to assist health professionals working across a range of sectors, including hospitals, health clinics and aged care. A range of fact sheets and FAQ pages can be accessed by following the links on the right hand side of the page. Keep checking back for the latest updates:
https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

Disability

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has a specific information page, which contains fact sheets in a range of formats and regularly updated FAQs. The information in here mainly directed at NDIS participants, but the information is useful for workers as well. Keep checking back for the latest updates: https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus

The NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission (NDIS Commission) has a specific information page. The information here relates mainly to service providers and NDIS participants, but the information is useful for workers as well. Keep checking back for the latest updates: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/resources/coronavirus-covid-19-information

State and Territory Government information

State and Territory Governments have dedicated websites about their health system responses and border restrictions, links are below:

OTHER GOVERNMENT INFORMATION

The main Australian Government website links to various official sources of information including income and financial support if you or a loved one has lost income during the pandemic: https://www.australia.gov.au

Social Media

Social media is becoming ever more important to stay connected, especially during this unprecedented time. However, we urge members to treat social media posts that have not been issued by official sources with a high degree of caution. Official sources of information at this time include:

If in doubt – check the whether the Facebook Page has been verified by Facebook, you can find out about Facebook verification here.

We understand that these links might not answer all your questions. For individual advice and assistance, members should call us on 1300 478 000 or use our online contact form.

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