Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander client support
The Queensland Government has worked with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in remote communities to implement a three-stage plan to safely ease restrictions in designated areas . Under this plan, all remote communities have moved to Stage 3 restrictions.
Sorry business and funerals
Sorry Business and other cultural activities are very important. But it is more important at the moment to keep Elders, and others who are already ill, safe by following the restrictions around gatherings.
As part of Stage 3 of Queensland’s roadmap to easing COVID-19 restrictions, 100 people may attend funeral services. You can apply for an exemption on compassionate grounds if a larger number of people need to attend.
Social distancing and good hygiene must be practised at all times. If you are sick, you should not attend the funeral, as COVID-19 can spread between people very quickly.
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) resources
QAIHC has developed resources in response to COVID-19 to support their members, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Organisations (ATSICCHO) and the communities they serve.
Free phone calls
Telstra has announced 550 payphones, including 29 in Queensland, are now free of charge across Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia.