COVID-19 Information & Resources

As Community and Neighbourhood Centres adapt to the disruption that COVID-19 has brought to our communities and places of work, there is a constant need for the latest reliable information and resources to assist organisations deal with the challenges faced while continuing to support the most disadvantaged in our local communities throughout NSW.

LCSA has compiled a list of useful information and resources from trusted sources to assist our members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of the links below have been provided by participants and guest speakers during our regular online forums and group discussions which LCSA has hosted with our members each week since 31 March 2020.

Australian Government
Latest coronavirus news, updates and advice from government agencies across Australia
https://www.australia.gov.au/

NSW Government
Official information and advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from NSW Government for community and businesses in NSW
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)
Information on how our essential services will continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.coronavirus.dcj.nsw.gov.au/

NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS)
COVID-19 Community Sector Resource
https://www.ncoss.org.au/capacity-building/sector-support/templates-and-resources/covid-19-community-sector-resource

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
COVID-19 Resources
http://www.acwa.org.au/membership/covid-19-resources

Institute of Community Directors Australia (Our Community)
Not-for-profit sector access to a library of capacity building resources to help you stay afloat until we get to the other side of COVID-19
https://communitydirectors.com.au/save-our-sector

Justice Connect
Legal help to people and community organisations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
https://justiceconnect.org.au/covid19/

Not-for-Profit Law
Free resources and webinars on issues not-for-profits are facing, including managing contractual obligations, holding meetings and navigating employment challenges
https://www.nfplaw.org.au/covid19

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Information about ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
https://www.ato.gov.au/General/COVID-19/

Tenants Union of NSW
What you need to know: Renting and COVID-19
https://www.tenants.org.au/covid19

Infoxchange
Not-for-profit technology resources for the COVID-19 crisis
https://www.infoxchange.org/au/news/2020/03/not-profit-technology-resources-covid-19-crisis


Food Security & Emergency Relief

Foodbank
How Foodbank is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.foodbank.org.au/covid-19-nswact/

OzHarvest
OzHarvest’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
https://www.ozharvest.org/ozharvest-response-to-coronavirus-covid-19/

SecondBite
SecondBite is a leading national food rescue organisation
https://www.secondbite.org/

Service NSW
COVID-19 information and advice on the assistance available for NSW residents and businesses
https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/covid-19

Department of Social Services (DSS)
Emergency Relief Services
https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/communities-and-vulnerable-people/programs-services/emergency-relief

Australian Red Cross
Emergency relief support for people on temporary visas during the COVID-19 pandemic
https://www.redcross.org.au/covidrelief


Human Resources + Work Health & Safety

Fair Work Ombudsman
Coronavirus and Australian workplace entitlements and obligations
https://coronavirus.fairwork.gov.au/

Jobs Australia
Workplace relations and industrial relations issues arising due to the Covid-19 outbreak
https://www.ja.com.au/general-coronavirus-updates

SafeWork NSW
A guide to help you stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/COVID-19-Coronavirus

Safe Work Australia
COVID-19 Information for Workplaces
https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/covid-19-information-workplaces

Australian Services Union (ASU) - NSW & ACT Branch
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for ASU members about your workplace rights
https://www.asumembers.org.au/covid19

Australian Government Department of Health
COVID-19 Infection Control Training
https://covid-19training.gov.au/

NSW Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) clinical advice, updates and resources
https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/

Institute of Community Directors Australia (Our Community)
Returning to the workplace safely during the pandemic: A guide for not-for-profits
https://communitydirectors.com.au/help-sheets/covid-19-restart-what-not-for-profits-should-consider-when-going-back-to-the-workplace

Tamarack Institute
Guidelines for Working Remotely
https://www.tamarackcommunity.ca/library/guidelines-working-remotely-tamarack-institute


Contact LCSA if there are any important information missing or incorrect. New material will be added to this page on a regular basis.