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25/01/2022

National COVID-19 Update: Rapid antigen tests can now be claimed by participant

NDIS Minister Linda Reynolds has announced participants are now able to claim the cost of rapid antigen tests from their core budgets. NDS has written to the Minister and NDIA outlining the limitations...
In the media
25/01/2022

ABC Radio Perth—Response to the WA border not reopening

NDS chief executive Laurie Leigh spoke with ABC Radio in WA on Friday after Premier Mark McGowan announced the border would not reopen on 5 Feb due to low booster vaccination rates.
NDS Events
24/01/2022

ACT COVID-19 update: Priority boosters for disability workers

Priority COVID-19 booster vaccination appointments are now available for disability workers in the ACT.
In the media
24/01/2022

Canberra Times—Omicron wreaks havoc on NSW's vulnerable

People with disability have spoken out about the shortages of disability workers resulting from the COVID-19 Omicron variant.
News update
21/01/2022

National COVID-19 update: In-reach booster vaccination availability

Eligible disability service providers can now access in-reach COVID-19 vaccination programs.
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Improving healthy eating for people with disability

NDS is delivering a two-year program to help improve healthy eating for people with disability through funding from the Department of Health.
In the media
20/01/2022

SBS: Fears aged care homes at 'breaking point'

Concern about aged care homes continues with disability services also facing workforce shortages and lack of rapid anigen tests.
In the media
20/01/2022

Sydney Morning Herald: Disability services hit by COVID furloughs as cases rise

Disability workforce shortages have been put under further strain due to furloughing of workers, amidst calls for urgent support.
News update
20/01/2022

Vic COVID-19 update: New third dose vaccination options

Victorians can now access their third dose vaccination three months after a second dose, with an extended hours vaccination blitz offered this weekend.
News update
18/01/2022

Vic COVID-19 update: PCR testing and rapid antigen test supplies

Disability workers Priority 1 for rapid antigen and PCR testing, and email addresses for RAT supply requests.
News update
18/01/2022

Victorian worker screening update

Victorian transitional period for NDIS checks will end on 31 January.
News
17/01/2022

New year exclusive member benefits and savings launched: office supplies and cost reduction with Winc and ERA

NDS is launching two new partnerships with Winc and Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA). Both organisations are offering exclusive discounts on a range of services and products for NDS members.
News update
17/01/2022

Vic COVID-19 update: Worksafe COVID reporting changes and additional furlough advice

Worksafe COVID reporting changes, additional furlough advice, NDIS sector audit readiness, and key January sector meetings.

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