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 instructions from the Australian Government.

All aphasia groups should be CANCELLED.

This is because older adults and stroke survivors are vulnerable in this health crisis.

The Australian Aphasia Association is taking action to support everyone.

COVID-19 Resources

Please visit our dedicated page to sharing health care resources on raising community awareness on the new coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

AAA Online Aphasia Coffee Group (Tuesdays)

What is happening?

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

How do I join?

All you need is a phone OR tablet OR computer with a camera and microphone.

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

Email for more details and to register your interest.

When is it?

Every Tuesday for the near future. See your start time below:

New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania10:30am
South Australia10:00am
Northern Territory10:00am
Western Australia8:30am

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) immediately

If you are unsure, you can also check your symptoms here with the Health Direct Symptom Checker.

Assistance Communicating for Help

Translating and Interpreting Service

Call the Translating and Interpreting Service (Free Call) on 131 450 and then ask them to call the Coronavirus Infection Hotline.

National Relay Service

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 08/04/20 9.00pm AEST