Changes to Work Arrangements for BIAT Staff

March 27, 2020

An update from the Brain Injury Association of Tasmania in response to COVID-19, including our arrangement of staff during this time and how to contact us.

The Brain Injury Association of Tasmania is committed to playing our part in reducing the risk of infection and minimising the spread of COVID-19. Accordingly, due to increasing precautions being implemented, BIAT has determined all staff will now work from home. Staff are still available via phone, email or online.

The length of this arrangement is subject to advice from health authorities; we will keep you informed as the circumstances change.

BIAT has postponed all meetings and events involving any face to face contact, including Peer Support Group meetings and Brain Injury Training.

Brain Injury Peer Support groups are now meeting online. Find out more here.

Although our office at the ABC Building in Liverpool Street is closed, staff are still available via phone, email or online.

To contact BIAT please:

Email: enquiries@biat.org.au

Phone: 03 6230 9800 or Freecall 1300 242 827

Write to us using our contact form

During this difficult time, we thank you for your understanding and hope you stay well.

Please, don’t forget to look after not only yourself, but also your fellow Tasmanians.

Kind regards

Deborah Byrne
Executive Officer

COVID-19 Preparation and Advice

There are a number of Tasmanian and National websites and freecall numbers dedicated to providing people with information and advice about COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease.

The Australian Government Department of Social Services website has Information for people with disability and their supporters about COVID-19.

You can also call 1800 643 787 to talk to someone from the free Information Helpline for people with disability, their families and carers who need help because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can call the National Relay Service on 133 677

To visit the Tasmanian Government dedicated Corona Virus website click here

Beyond Blue
has a dedicated coronavirus website with resources, tools and contacts to help you look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

To visit the Beyond Blue website click here

The Australian Psychological Society (APS) has produced some coronavirus (COVID-19) information sheets.

You can download their Information Sheet: Tips for people living with an acquired brain injury (ABI) - Adapting to the COVID-19 environment by clicking here.

Visit the APS website to find more coping strategies, including help with: anxiety, loneliness, mental health, and accessing health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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