ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy
The ACT Government has developed a COVID-19 Disability Strategy to guide its engagement with, and support to, people with disability, their families, carers and the disability sector in their response to the COVID-19 health emergency.
The Strategy will inform how people with disability, their families, carers and the disability sector are supported through the COVID-19 health emergency in the ACT.The ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy aims to respond to the needs of all people with disability in the ACT community, across a broader range of issues than merely the health-related aspects of the COVID-19 experience.
The Strategy intends to be flexible and responsive to the ongoing threat and disruption caused by COVID-19 as the health emergency evolves.
It outlines a number of principles, goals and objectives to support people with disability and the disability sector through this crisis, and during the post-emergency transition back to ‘business as usual’.
The Minister for Disability, Ms Suzanne Orr, launched the Strategy on Monday 18 May 2020, saying “The introduction of this Strategy will ensure that people with disability and the disability sector are provided with timely, sensitive, informed and appropriate support during this time of uncertainty.”
The ACT COVID-19 Disability Strategy is available on the Community Services Directorate’s website.