Make a Plan

QDN are working to make sure you have the resources and tools to make a plan to keep yourself safe and well during this public health emergency. We encourage people to think about, talk about and write down a plan for how things will work for you and your support network during this time. 

COVID-19 Planning Tools

Front cover of the planning too. 4 photos of people talking. The words person centered emergency preparedness planning for COVID-19

QDN has been working with the University of Sydney and the Queensland Government on some practical tools and information to help you think through how to make a plan for your own individual needs and situation during COVID-19.  Your emergency plan for COVID-19 can be found here.  

Click on the link below for tools to help you make your own individual COVID-19  plan.  

COVID-19 Planning Tools


Essential Items Checklist

QDN have developed a printable ‘Essential Items’ checklist to help you prepare to stay at home. 

A photo of the a checklist with list of items listed and tick boxes

COVID-19 Essential Items Checklist    A printable checklist to help you prepare.


COVID-19 Essential Items Checklist – In Word   Screen reader accessible.


Visitor Door Sign

QDN have also developed a printable door sign, with space for you to write your own instructions for any visitors. 

Image of the door sign.

Visitor door sign – STOP!  Click here to download the door sign.





Julian’s Key – My Health Passport 

A helpful tool to have your health information in one document  

Julian’s Key is a patient/carer-controlled communication tool designed to improve communication and empower people with disability, their families and carers to be more involved in their healthcare. Julian’s Key is primarily designed for people with intellectual or cognitive disability but could benefit anyone who might have difficulty communicating in a health and hospital setting.

Julian’s Key was developed by West Moreton Hospital and Health Service and is named after a young man with disability who passed away in Ipswich Hospital in 2011.

Julian’s Key includes key information – in order of critical, important and useful – in a format that can be shared quickly and easily with carers and health staff. It is available as a mobile application, an editable PDF and a paper-based form.

A image of traffic lights, next to red it says 'things you must know about me', next to yellow it says 'things that are useful to know', next to green 'my likes and dislikes'

It provides health staff with information to provide person-centred healthcare, such as if they need help to eat or drink or how they communicate using a traffic light system.

Health Passport Document Click here to view and write in the document

The Julian’s Key mobile application will be available to download for free from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store soon.

The Julian’s Key Health Passport is being trialled in Logan and Ipswich Hospitals for 12-months from August 2019 to help address communication barriers and improve health experiences of people with disability accessing health services.