*Updated 29 May 2020* 

At CPL, the safety and well-being of our clients and our employees is our number one priority. In response to the easing of government restrictions on schools and indoor gatherings, as of 25 May, we have begun a staged re-opening of our Support in the Community services. This process will be planned carefully service-by-service and clients will be contacted directly as their service re-opens.

Our new Online Programs, Community Access and Support at Home services will continue as usual to support those who are not yet able to return to Support in the Community locations.


At the outset of the COVID-19 situation, CPL implemented a number of measures to reduce the risk to our employees and our clients.

These continuing measures relate to:

  • Cleaning procedures of our services, houses and residential facilities
  • Safety precautions to enact if a client or an employee is suspected of or tested positive for COVID-19
  • Cancellation of unnecessary events
  • Restriction of unnecessary visitors to services, houses and residential facilities
  • Regular updates and information-sharing with all employees and clients

CPL will continue to respond to the situation as it evolves daily and make sensible and informed decisions in the best interests of our clients and our employees.

Click here for CPL Statement dated 20 March 2020.

Click here for CPL client updates (Plain English versions available), COVID-19 FAQs and useful links.



The Australian Government has released an app to help slow the spread of coronavirus.    

The COVIDSafe app helps find close contacts of COVID-19 cases, and assists state and territory health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. 

The new COVIDSafe app is completely voluntary, however, the Commonweath Government would like all Australians to use the app so we encourage you to find out more information about it here and consider downloading it. 


Staying up to date


The Australian Government has released an official app WhatsApp service to help Australians easily and quickly find official information on the global coronavirus outbreak. The service allows you to receive a range of information using an automated bot chat. Some of that includes the latest figures, a symptom checker, advice on social distancing and quarantine as well as some of the relevant rules for your home state or territory.

In order to use the WhatsApp service, you'll first need to download the app for Android or Apple if you haven't already.

Once you've done that, there are a few ways to add it to your conversation list. You can follow the official link, which will automatically initiate the bot.

You can also manually add the government's WhatsApp number, +61 400 253 787, and send it a message and it will provide you with the prompts.

Coronavirus App

The Australian Government released a new Coronavirus Australia app to give you up to date information and advice related to the virus.

The app is available on the Apple Store or Google Play with information such as key symptoms, health advice and relevant contacts. You can also get push notifications on urgent information.

Access Arts update dated 20 April 2020:

Access Arts will be delivering many of its Term Two workshops online. Information and timetables are now available online.


Access Arts update dated 24 March 2020: 

Today, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Access Arts workshops until further notice. This includes the remaining workshops scheduled for the rest of Term One. You can read the full update from Access Arts CEO Pat Swell on the Access Arts website here

CPL's Resource and Toy Library update 30 March 2020:

We have made the decision to temporarily close our Resource and Toy Library, including online orders, from Monday 30 March.