Topic 7: Responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A key focus of the next plan will be on responding to Coronavirus (COVID-19), including recovery and planning for future emergencies.

Throughout the health emergency we have taken advice from disability advocates and organisations to inform our work.

Some of the key issues that people with disability have told us about are:

  • accessible and timely public health and emergency communications
  • safe and accessible services, including health and disability services
  • access to food and essential supplies
  • impacts on economic participation and employment opportunities
  • increased isolation.

We are keen to hear from you about what you’ve seen and experienced this year, and how the next state disability plan could be used to make things better. You can do this by posting a message on this part of the website.

Here are some questions to help guide your ideas:

  1. What are some of the most important issues arising from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for people with disability that we should be thinking about in the next plan? (This can include things from the list above, or anything else you would like to add)
  2. What actions do you think government should be taking to address these issues?
  3. What steps should we take to ensure we are better prepared for any future emergencies?
  4. What else needs to happen to support people with disability through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) recovery?

You may also like to make a submission. You can submit any file type of your choice including documents, videos, photos and audio files.