COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. COVID-19 is now a pandemic affecting many countries globally.
What is CDDH doing to support people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities during this critical time?
CDDH has developed a resource package to promote access to telehealth, provide further information on overall health maintenance – including physical and mental, provide further resources and contacts so people can be better informed and know where to seek further information. The package provides a general overview of known areas of concern for people with intellectual and/or developmental disability, workers and their supports. They have been designed to be used independent of, or as an additional support to telehealth.
Fact sheets include;
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This telephone service is available to health professionals responsible for the medical care of people with a disability diagnosed with COVID-19 or experiencing symptoms. It is available 8am to 9pm (AEST) Monday to Friday on 1800 131 330. At this stage, it is operational until 17 November 2020.
Further information regarding COVID-19 can be obtained at