*Update 14 September 2020*
The Queenslanders with Disability Network, in association with the Australian and Queensland Governments, and University of Sydney, have released My COVID-19 Plan to help you think about and write down what you would need and want if you were directly impacted by COVID-19.
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.
The Australian Government released a new Coronavirus Australia app to give you up to date information and advice related to the virus.