Useful COVID-19 resources
The official site of the Australian Government is regularly updated with the latest COVID-19 news, updates and advice from government agencies across the country.
The Australian Government have prepared 10 ‘Easy Read’ fact sheets for anyone with a disability. You can access them by visiting the official website below.
South Australian Government
The official site of the South Australian Government provides state-specific COVID-19 news, updates and advice.
How to use the WhatsApp service:
1) Download WhatsApp onto your phone.
2) Add the government’s WhatsApp number into your WhatsApp contacts (the number is +61 400 253 787)
3) Send the WhatsApp account a message.
4) You will receive a message back.
5) Follow the instructions to get the information you need.
How to apply for the Jobseeker Payment (formerly Newstart)
If you’ve lost your job, been stood down, or suddenly find your business without customers — you might be tackling Centrelink for the first time, or the first time in a long time.
This ABC article gives a step-by-step guide that may help reduce the stress.
Getting financial assistance
Are your financial circumstances changing as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds?
This Australian Banking Association webpage has a wealth of helpful information on what to do and what relief your bank can provide you based on your individual circumstances.
You can also call the National Debt Helpline on 1800 007 007 for free and confidential advice from professional financial counsellors. The hotline is open from 9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
AnglicareSA fully anticipates that the COVID-19 impact on the community will be significant. Through our 1,800 staff and 600 volunteers, we make a positive difference to the lives of more than 65,000 people each year.
We take our ability to adapt to change very seriously. We’ll continue to respond practically and compassionately to social injustices and public health issues today and well into the future.