Resources by country
Last modified: June 17, 2022
As cases of the novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 continue to rise in worldwide, research has shown that older adults and persons with disabilities may be particularly susceptible to the disease. In an effort to help provide persons with disabilities helpful information regarding the virus, the Disability Insider has compiled the following resources:
Australia Government – Coronavirus App
Australia Government – Home Medicines Service
Tasmanian Government – COVID-19 Disability Information
Australia – Essential Shopping and Delivery Service
Support for Bayside residents during COVID-19
Disability services sector COVID-19
The Australian Human Rights – Guidelines on the rights of people with disability in health and disability care during COVID-19.
“Left out and locked down” – The experiences of persons with disabilities and their families during COVID19.
People with disability: Information about COVID-19.
Community support phone line launched to help during COVID-19.
COVID-19 plan to protect disability community.
Mental Health Helpline.
COVID-19 vaccinations www.covidvaccine.sa.gov.au
COVID-19 vaccination – Practice Incentives Program COVID-19 vaccine general practice incentive guidelines
City of Monash – Coronavirus information and support
COVID-19 vaccination services for people with disability, carers and disability workers
COVID vaccination mandate extends to aged care and disability sectors
Advisory Committee for the COVID-19 Response for People with Disability – Summary of Outcomes 9 November 2021
COVID-19 vaccination consent and hesitancy – webinar for disability service providers
Advisory Committee for the COVID-19 Response for People with Disability – Summary of Outcomes 30 November 2021
COVID-19 vaccination information – Auslan
COVID-19 support for people with disability
First booster COVID-19 vaccinations available for eligible 12 to 15 year olds
The Recommendations for the Management of Chinese Children With Epilepsy During the COVID-19 Outbreak.
India issues guidelines for managing mental health during pandemic.
JAL and ANA announces new accessibility guidelines for customers with disabilities in response to COVID-19.
Mongolia government, ADB sign projects to improve COVID response and improve its efforts to provide children with disabilities better access to quality education.
New Zealand Government – Unite Against COVID-19
New Zealand Ministry of Health – COVID-19: Information for disabled people
New Zealand Ministry of Health – COVID-19: Āwhina app
COVID Vaccination Text Service
Guidance for critical health services during an Omicron outbreak
National Council for Disability Affairs – Disability COVID-19 Guidelines
Nuanua o le Alofa – Information from the Samoan government on COVID-19
Seoul Metropolitan Government – COVID-19 Support (Korean)
Global Figures: 0 total confirmed cases, 0 total confirmed deaths. Source: Johns Hopkins CSSE.
- 1. More caution in health services as cases rise
- 2. COVID-19 support extended for vulnerable communities
- 3. RC told disabled people disproportionately affected during Omicron wave
- 4. Study reveals COVID was deadlier for people with intellectual disabilities
- 5. Risk factor for developing Alzheimer’s disease increases by 50-80% in older adults