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;
To access the fact sheets, click on the relevant button below.
People with a disability and their carers who have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms, and are unable to leave home, may be eligible to access the Call-to-Test service.
To access this service, call the coronavirus (COVID-19) hotline on 1800 675 398 and select option 9 for further information.
You can read about the Call-to-Test service in Easy English.
Our Disability Liaison Officer (DLO) service is available to provide specialized disability information and support for people with disability relating to COVID-19 including testing, management and treatment.
For further information about this service please visit our Disability Liaison Officers page.
Further information regarding COVID-19 can be obtained at