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

NSW Government
Official information and advice on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) from NSW Government for community and businesses in NSW

NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ)
Information on how our essential services will continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic

NSW Council of Social Services (NCOSS)
COVID-19 Community Sector Resource

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
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

Justice Connect
Legal help to people and community organisations affected by the COVID-19 outbreak

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

Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Information about ATO measures and tailored support during COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).

Tenants Union of NSW
What you need to know: Renting and COVID-19

Not-for-profit technology resources for the COVID-19 crisis

Food Security & Emergency Relief

How Foodbank is responding to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

OzHarvest’s response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SecondBite is a leading national food rescue organisation

Service NSW
COVID-19 information and advice on the assistance available for NSW residents and businesses

Department of Social Services (DSS)
Emergency Relief Services

Australian Red Cross
Emergency relief support for people on temporary visas during the COVID-19 pandemic

Human Resources + Work Health & Safety

Fair Work Ombudsman
Coronavirus and Australian workplace entitlements and obligations

Jobs Australia
Workplace relations and industrial relations issues arising due to the Covid-19 outbreak

SafeWork NSW
A guide to help you stay safe at work during the COVID-19 pandemic

Safe Work Australia
COVID-19 Information for Workplaces

Australian Services Union (ASU) - NSW & ACT Branch
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for ASU members about your workplace rights

Australian Government Department of Health
COVID-19 Infection Control Training

NSW Department of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19) clinical advice, updates and resources

Institute of Community Directors Australia (Our Community)
Returning to the workplace safely during the pandemic: A guide for not-for-profits

Tamarack Institute
Guidelines for Working Remotely

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