Supporting you Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Our community is going through a health crisis called the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The situation is changing every day. It is important to stay up-to-date with community health instructions from the Australian Government.

All aphasia groups should be CANCELLED. This is because older adults and stroke survivors are known to be more vulnerable in this health crisis.

The Australian Aphasia Association is taking action to support everyone.

Our priority is to help protect our community to be safe and supported through this difficult time.

Ways to Stay Connected

Aphasia Discussion Board

We have an Aphasia Discussion Board for everyone to stay connected with their aphasia group and the wider aphasia community.

Click here to go to the Aphasia Discussion Board

Online Aphasia Coffee Group (Tuesday 24th March)

What is happening?

Everyone with aphasia is invited to attend an online coffee group.

It will be hosted by Linda Worrall (AAA chairperson).

How do I join?

We will hold it online through the internet with an application called Zoom.

Email national.chair@aphasia.org.au for instructions.

When is it?

Tuesday 24th March. See your start time below:

State/TerritoryTime
Queensland10am
New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania11am
South Australia10.30am
Western Australia8am
Northern Territory9.30am

Important Contacts

Coronavirus Infection Hotline

If you suspect you have the Coronavirus, please call:

Coronavirus Infection Hotline 1800 675 398

In a medical emergency, please call triple zero (000)

Assistance Communicating

Translating and Interpreting Service

If you speak another language other than English, call the Translating and Interpreting Service (Free Call) on 131 450 and then ask them to call the Coronavirus Infection Hotline.

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please contact the National Relay Service on 1800 555 677, and then ask them to call the Coronavirus Infection Hotline.

Important Links

World Health Organisation – Global Update on Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19)

Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for COVID-19

Stroke Foundation (EnableMe) – Easy English Information on Coronavirus

Department of Health – COVID-19 News and Media

Department of Health – COVID-19 Resource Pack

Department of Health – Active Health Alert for Coronavirus


Information updated on 22/03/20 7.00am AEST