COVID-Ready: People with disability

Everybody is at risk of getting COVID-19. Most people will only get mild symptoms, like a sore throat and runny nose. But others might be worse.

Here are a few simple steps you can take to help keep yourself and others safe:

  1. Get vaccinated. It’s not too late to vaccinate. People with a disability, their support persons, and people working in the disability sector are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Book your vaccination or ask your support person today.
  2. If you're already vaccinated, you may be able to get a booster shot. Book your booster or ask your support person today.
  3. Check that you have all essential items (PDF, 446 KB) you need at home and prepare a COVID-Ready kit (PDF, 497 KB)
  4. Prepare a COVID Care Plan
  5. Read about what will happen if you get COVID-19.

Resources for getting ready

Get COVID-Ready kit

COVID-19 is now circulating widely in Queensland, so it’s a good time to prepare your Get COVID-Ready kit (PDF, 1,000 KB) .

If you get COVID-19 and need to isolate, it may be too late to get the essentials in order. Be prepared and do what you can now.

Your kit should include:

  • a thermometer
  • pain relief
  • your regular medications
  • a plan for who can look after your children, pets, or people in your care only if you have to go to hospital
  • face masks, hand sanitiser and gloves
  • a plan for how you’ll get food and essentials for two weeks such as frozen meals, long life milk, and supplies and food for your pets. If possible, arrange a friend or family member who doesn’t live with you to shop for you and leave it at your door
  • phone numbers for people you can call if you need help
  • stay-at-home activities to keep you entertained
  • a COVID Care Plan in case you get COVID-19. You can give it to your health worker or doctor if you need to go to hospital.

Print out a copy (PDF, 497 KB) to put on  your fridge.

Get COVID-Ready kit

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COVID care plan

If you live in supported accommodation for people with a disability, you won’t need to complete a COVID Care Plan. Your support workers already have the right information on hand.

The COVID Care Plan includes important information about you, your health and people in your household. You can share it with:

  • your doctor
  • other health workers
  • hospital staff
  • a friend or family member.

If you are a participant in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), you can also contact your service provider for additional support.