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Ed Issue #63  - May, 2022
COVID Updates
Important updates about Public Health Restrictions and newly translated resources for distribution throughout Queensland’s multicultural community networks.  
Queensland Health COVID Updates 
  • Once you have recovered from COVID-19, you cannot be considered an active case or close contact for 12 weeks. This means that you do not have to go back into quarantine or isolation during this time.
  • From 28 April 2022, there are no quarantine requirements for close contacts as long as they do not have COVID-19 symptoms and follow the Guidelines for Close Contacts.

  • From the 14 April you no longer need proof of vaccination or to check in at some previously restricted venues (Vaccination is still required to visit vulnerable facilities such as hospitals, disability accommodation or aged care).
Long COVID - Factsheet
Information to help recognise the difference between normal COVID recovery and long-COVID.

Easy to follow Rapid Antigen Test instructions A full collection of Qld Health’s resources for CALD communities in the Asset Library, includes videos, posters and fact sheets.

Commonwealth Resources
New Resources
For Clinicians

Diabetes Education

Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed (DESMOND)
FREE 6 hour small group education program that focuses on providing the person living with type 2 diabetes practical skills to help manage the changes diabetes can bring to their lives. Culturally adapted DESMOND programs are available. To register call 1800 637 700 or email
See More Information

CALD Assist App

CALD Assist is a free communication app to support patient care. It helps health professionals communicate with patients with low English proficiency, in low risk/basic care interactions. The app is easy to use and supports effective low risk/basic communication between health professionals and patients with limited English proficiency when it is not practical to have an interpreter present 
Download CALD Assist

Faith Perspective on Palliative Care

Qld Faith Communities Council (QFCC) have just released videos on for people of various faith traditions including:
  • Tibetan Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Muslim
  • Jewish
  • Celtic Pagan
  • Hindu
  • Baha’i
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Watch the Videos

Is your practice refugee health ready?

Recently updated this guide aims to provide a quick-reference guide to General Practices considering or currently providing health care services to people from a refugee background. It is not an exhaustive list, but aims to serve as a tool to support health care for this population group and the development of appropriate primary care services. 
Download Guide
Translated Resources

Health Translations

The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH) is excited to launch the new and improved Health Translations website with an enhanced online experience, making it easier to find multilingual resources in more than 100 languages, offering reliable and a complete collection of multilingual health and wellbeing resources for those working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Health Translations Website

Translated Flu Resources

Heading into Flu season, Queensland Health have translated resources to highlight the importance of the Flu vaccine. The 5 Things to do to fight the flu poster outline 5 simplified steps. Translated in Chinese (simplified), Japanese, Vietnamese, Khmer, Amharic, Burmese, Croatian, Dari, Dinka, French, Karen, Samoan, Spanish, Swahili, Thai and Tagalog.
Translated Flu Resources

Information for Ukrainians in Queensland without Medicare

This Information Sheet explains how people who have recently arrived from the Ukraine on temporary visas can access Queensland Health public hospital and healthcare services for free. A translated version is available:

More Ukraine Updates

Parents talk about COVID-19 vaccinations for their children

This language set contains translations of a video showing culturally and linguistically diverse parents sharing why they vaccinated their children against COVID-19. 

The videos are available in Arabic, Cantonese, Greek, Mandarin and Punjabi.
Watch the Videos

Information for service providers - Asylum Seekers

The information sheet for service providers provides guidance on how service providers can confirm the status of asylum seekers living in the community whose bridging visas have expired, so they can receive free healthcare from Queensland Hospital and Health Services. 

On the Multicultural  webpage, you will also find an information sheet provided to Hospital and Health Service Staff (HHSs).

Community Opportunities
Upcoming Vaccine Clinics
  • ACCESS GATEWAY - 91 Wembley Road, Logan Central - Tuesday 10 May to Wednesday and 11 May 9.00am to 2.00pm Ages 5 and over Download Flyer
  • GOULD ADAMS COMMUNITY CENTRE - 558 Kingston Road, Kingston -  Friday 20th May 12.00pm – 7.00pm Saturday 21st May 10.00am – 5.00pm Ages 5 and over - Download Flyer
All doses of Pfizer vaccine available, including boosters.
No bookings necessary - just drop in!

Refugee scholarship with University of Queensland now open

The UQ Refugee and Humanitarian Scholarship provides a full tuition fee waiver each semester plus an $8000 annual living stipend for students to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies.

The Scholarship is available to those who are in Australia and are currently on a Bridging Visa ‘E’, Temporary Protection Visa or a Safe Haven Enterprise Visa.

There are currently up to eight (8) scholarships on offer for Semester 2, 2022. Applications close 30 June 2022. Click here for more information or to apply. 

Bursary program open for applications
There are 35 bursaries on offer, which are shown in the attached, generic flyer. There are also specific bursaries for female students with a disability, including a learning disability, and a diagnosed mental health condition. For support with the application contact Kathy: Applications close on 23 May, 2022.
More information and Bursary Program
Multicultural Small Business Expo

The Expo on 17 May 2022 is a free one stop shop for information to establish and operate a successful business in Australia.
More information here.
Employment Opportunities
Position Vacant - Project Coordinator 

True Relationships and Reproductive Health (True) is looking for a Project Coordinator – Health Educators to support the implementation of True and the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health’s national “Health in my Language: COVID-19 Vaccination Bilingual Health Education’ project, being funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health.
More information here.
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