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COVID-19 Communications Toolkit

Resources for Aboriginal communities

COVID-19 is spreading quickly in regional and rural parts of NSW, including in Aboriginal communities.

The COVID-19 Communications Toolkit for Aboriginal Communities contains communication materials that aim to answer common questions about the current public health orders and increase awareness of the associated fines for breaching the orders among rural and remote communities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Available assets can be downloaded via the toolkit PDF, or by using the links below.

Toolkit PDF

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COVID-19 Communications Toolkit for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people PDF 3 MB

Posters

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How Legal Aid NSW can help you
Use this poster to promote Legal Aid NSW
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Understanding the Public Health Orders
Use this poster to increase understanding of the current Public Health Orders
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Fines



Hey you mob! COVID-19 fines are big

You could be fined up to $11,000 if you don’t follow the new COVID-19 Rules. For example, you could be fined for not wearing or carrying a mask.

If you get a fine or you are not sure how to follow the rules, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call us on 1300 888 529 or visit our website www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

A list of the fines for not following the rules can be found here: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/legislation-and-penalties

Fines for not having a reasonable excuse

Hey you mob! COVID-19 fines are big.

There are rules about when you can leave your home. For example, if you leave your home without a reasonable excuse you could be fined $1,000.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

 
Fines for breaching a PHO

Hey you mob! COVID-19 fines are big.

There are rules you must follow because of COVID-19 called public health orders. If you don't follow the rules, you could get a $1,000 fine.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

Fines for not wearing a mask

Hey you mob! COVID-19 fines are big.

There are rules about when you need to wear a face mask. If you don't follow these rules, you can be fined up to $500.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website: www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

Fines for lying to contact tracers

Hey you mob! COVID-19 fines are big.

For example, you could be fined $5,000 if you don't provide true and accurate information to a contact tracer.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website:                 www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

Public Health Orders

COVID-19 fines are big

You could be fined up to $11,000 if you don't follow the new COVID-19 rules. For example, you could be fined for not wearing or carrying a mask.

If you get a fine or you are not sure how to follow the rules, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call us on 1300 888 529 or visit our website www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

A list of the fines for not following the rules can be found here: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/legislation-and-penalties



Will I be fined for not following the rules?

Public health orders are in place to help protect our communities from COVID-19.

You could get a big fine if you do not follow the rules. For example, you could be fined $1,000 for breaching a public health order. Or, you could be fined $5,000 if you lie to a contact tracer.

If you get a fine or you are not sure how to follow the rules, Legal Aid NSW can help. Call 1300 888 529 or visit www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

You can find out more about fines here: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/rules/legislation-and-penalties

Can I leave home to buy groceries?

There are new rules you must follow because of COVID-19.

You must have a reasonable excuse to leave your home. For example, you can leave to buy groceries. You could be fined $1,000 if you breach the current stay at home orders for your area.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help.

Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid



Do I need to wear a mask?

There are new rules you must follow because of COVID-19.

There are rules about when to wear a mask. If you don’t follow these rules you can be fined up to $500.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help.

Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid



Can I leave the house to look after mob?

There are new rules you must follow because of COVID-19.

You can leave the house to provide care or assistance to a vulnerable person. Only one person may visit another home to provide care.

If you are not sure what to do, Legal Aid NSW can help.

Call 1300 888 529 or visit the website www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au/covid

More information

For assistance using this toolkit contact communications@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.