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Autism Queensland COVID-19 Response

Based on what is known about coronaviruses, those most at risk of serious infection those who:

  • have compromised immune systems (such as people who have cancer or are taking immune suppressing medication)
  • are elderly
  • have chronic medical conditions
  • are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (as they have higher rates of chronic illness)
  • live in group residential settings
  • live in detention facilities.

Highlighted in the above list are the groups who have particular relevance for Autism Queensland and for whom we must remain extra vigilant.

Autism Queensland COVID-Safe Management Plan

Autism Queensland (AQ) developed a COVID-Safe Management Plan in line with Public Health Directions to maintain a safe environment for all staff, clients, families and visitors. This Plan outlines how AQ’s Emergency Management Team:

  • Ensures best practice in infection control and management of COVID-19; and
  • Plans for, and responds to,  the prevention, containment and management of an incidence of COVID-19.
AQ COVID Safe Management Plan


Health Alerts/Symptoms

Based on current health advice, clients/carers/visitors to AQ sites may also be asked if they have any symptoms that may be indicative of COVID-19.

Clients/carers/visitors who are unwell are asked to stay at home and follow Health Directives.

View all current Health Directives on the Queensland Health website.



Autism Queensland continues to provides regular updates including links to relevant Government/Health Alerts in all AQ community forums including the ‘News’ section of the AQ website and on the COVID Updates and Useful Links page.

Shared posts may also be published on the official AQ Facebook page.

Depending on the seriousness of a situation, emails may be sent to all registered clients as a community service.

Site managers ensure signage is displayed in all client areas reminding of safety and hygiene measures.

Further Information

In addition to checking AQ updates, we recommend seeking current information including Health Alerts through the Queensland and Australian governments.

QLD Health website

QLD Testing and Fever Clinics

Australian GOV. DEPT. of Health website

Please follow the link below to access links to further COVID-19 resources.

View All Resources