NEWS: What to do about COVID-19
The effects of COVID-19 have had impacts worldwide. We have all had to adjust to a new way of life which is no doubt trialing, however some have suffered greater setbacks than others. Despite this difficult circumstance, we are fortunate to live in a time where compassion and aid reign supreme, and as a result several organisations have set out to provide the best possible assistance in this time. A few include:
The NSW Government have released a web page dedicated to the management and tracking of the virus within NSW. There are links to provide assistance to healthcare workers, businesses and individuals effected as well as information on current statistics and what to do if you are unsure of your health.
AUSGOV / NSWGOV in addition to the above, have released more specific pages with information regarding financial assistance for a diverse range of situations.
You can browse through over 70 rebates and savings available through the NSW Government as well as information on the new job seeker payment and assistance with a step-by-step guide on what to do if you have lost your employment due to COVID-19.
Help with the cost of living rebates and savings: https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/campaign/cost-living
Job Seeker information: https://info.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/benefits-and-payments/job-seekers
If you lose your job step-by-step-guide: https://www.nsw.gov.au/life-events/jobs-and-career/if-you-lose-your-job
FAIR WORK AUSTRALIA have released a web page dedicated to the situation and details information on what your employment rights are. They are a good contact if you have any queries or feel uncomfortable about your situation.
LIFELINE have released a web page to provide guidance in regards to mental health and wellbeing during this crisis. Regardless of your situation, the information and guidance on this page can only help improve your confidence and raise positivity in what can be a very challenging time.
NOTE: They also have a very helpful toolkit on how to manage working from home: