In It Together: A COVID-19 Community Relief Directory

January 5th 2022

Image: Nicol Mouton

2022 is already proving to be a challenging year. But if this pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that we will get through this.

We’ve once again compiled a list of information and resources to help you and those around you during this difficult time. It’s geared towards the challenges the current outbreak has presented; including ways to access PCR and rapid antigen tests, vaccine and booster info, ways to help communities impacted by this crisis, and some resources for times of emergency or hardship.

We know things feel pretty helpless right now, but please know you have not been forgotten. We see you, we hear you, and we will continue to support you in whatever way we can.

Stay safe, pals.

FBi x

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION?

COVID-19 Resources:
  • COVID-19 rules in NSW: up-to-date outlines of COVID-19 restrictions from the NSW government.
  • FAQ: NSW renting and the COVID-19 crisis.
  • ACON: Specific advice for trans and gender-diverse people regarding COVID-19. Also includes general advice on reducing risk.
  • City Of Sydney: Apply for COVID-19 relief grants. Currently open until 31 January 2022.
  • City Of Parramatta: COVID-19 relief, how Council is responding, COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites.
  • Therapeutic Goods Association: Stay informed regarding RAT tests as they become increasingly important. How to use them, concerns, who can sell them etc.
  • Booster Vaccinations: Booster Vaccines are now available in NSW. Find out when and where you can book yours.
  • NSW Gov: Vaccination Info for people with disabilities or those who are housebound. Find accessible vaccination services and clinics in your area.
  • World Health Organisation: COVID-19 advice & myth busters.
Community Resources:
  • Guide: How to support your community during the COVID-19 crisis, including phone support services and suggestions for mutual and community aid. Note that as of 11 Jan 2021, this document has some out-of-date information regarding isolation requirements in NSW.
  • Bondi Lines: Community-driven updates on Covid Testing site lines and Rapid Test availability – see Stories.
  • Covid Test Finder: A crowd-sourced website with live updates on PCR test wait times near you.
  • Find A RAT: A crowd-sourced website to check the availability of Rapid Antigen tests near you.
Other Resources:
  • Explainer: How to support arts economies during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Fresh Start Fund. The ABC is working to support scripted and non-scripted Australian content.
  • Resource Register: Collected resources from MusicNSW, including aid packages, financial and legal aid, community support, grants and job opportunities.
  • Funding Calendar: Outline of grant opportunities, especially for musicians and artists in NSW. Includes quick-response and non-competitive grants.
Facebook/Online Groups:

WANT TO HELP PEOPLE IMPACTED BY THE COVID-19 CRISIS?

Petitions & Protests:
Donation Options:
Volunteer:

Image: Sophie Hill 

EXPERIENCING HARDSHIP?

Emergency Relief:
Unions & Industry Activities:
Support Helplines:
If you have an initiative, event or resource you’d like to be included in this directory, get in touch via info@fbiradio.com! If you’d like to donate to FBi Radio or become a financial supporter, click here.

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