Covid-19 Updates

During these times of the coronavirus crisis. with constantly changing situations and restrictions, here are some helpful and trusted resources so we can stay safe and support each other in the community.

For the latest health guidance visit:-

The latest translated information related to COVID-19 and current Victorian restrictions in community languages is currently available at:


Indian Care Inc, Secretary - Monia Choudhary shares valuable support info related to COVID and VIC Lockdown in HINDIResource: Information

Posted by IndianCare on Friday, July 10, 2020

Message from IndianCare Inc, Secretary, Monia Choudhary

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Emergency supports are available for international students and people on temporary visas who are not eligible for Commonwealth income support. The Extreme Hardship Support Program Payment can help to meet basic needs such as food, medicine and bills. All international students experiencing financial hardship can now apply for the payment, even if they received assistance through the International Student Emergency Relief Fund. For more information, please visit

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Timeline PhotosFrom 5pm tonight the following restrictions will be in place in Victoria:

◾the limit of people gathering in the home will be reduced to 15 from 30.
◾masks will be mandatory indoors. If you are planning to leave your home – take a mask and it needs to be worn anytime you’re inside apart from when you’re eating or drinking.

We all need to be COVID Safe – don’t go into the city unless you have a booking, wear a mask indoors, practice good hand hygiene and if you are sick – stay at home.

Anyone who has been in or visited the Blue Mountains or Wollongong regions from 27 December will have until 11.59pm tonight to enter Victoria.You must apply for a new travel permit through Service Victoria, get tested within 24 hours of returning to Victoria, and self-quarantine at home for 14 days from when you last left the region.

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Or you can use the following COVID 19 QR codes, as follows:

  • Open the Camera app on your phone.
  • Hold your device so that the QR code appears on the screen.
  • Tap the notification that appears to open the link.

If you suspect you have COVID-19 or for any coronavirus related concerns, call the Coronavirus Hotline on 1800 675 398.

If you need an interpreter, call TIS National on 131 450

Emergency relief packages fact sheet In Hindi

Family violence fact sheet In Hindi

If you require financial support

Red Cross can support people who are on temporary visas with a one-off emergency relief payment

Information on getting tested and your nearest testing sites here

If you are required to quarantine or isolate due to coronavirus and need an emergency relief package, call the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398.

Victoria Legal Aid has a ‘Find legal answers’ webpage on the family, work, community, financial topics

SBS News article interviewing Tina Guido, General Manager, on the issues faced by our multicultural communities during COVID