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ACT COVID-19 News Updates

News update
28/04/2022
News update

Royal Commission hears proposed findings regarding provider hearing

The RC held an oral submissions day as part of Public Hearing 20, which focused on two group homes run by Life Without Barriers, and included alleged incidents of sexual and physical assault, and neglect.
News update
13/04/2022
News update

Royal Commission considers supported employment policy settings and future

The third day of the hearing started with evidence given by a person who worked in supported employment (and with an advocacy organisation), followed with NDS, the NDIA and the Department of Social...
News update
12/04/2022
News update

Royal Commission questions supported employer on wages and support

The RC heard from a supported employment provider, Bedford, and more supported employees. Questions continued to focus on employee wages and rights.
News update
8/04/2022
News update

Preparing for winter and the impacts of influenza and COVID-19 - For disability service providers

Australia is expecting a challenging flu season combined with a potential increase in COVID-19 infections. It’s important that we make plans to ensure supports are in place throughout the coming months.
News update
28/03/2022
News update

National COVID-19 update: ATAGI recommends an additional booster dose for residents of disability care facilities

In efforts to minimise the impact of COVID-19 over winter, ATAGI has recommended an additional booster for certain at-risk groups including residents of disability care facilities.
News update
4/02/2022
News update

National COVID-19 Update: Rapid antigen tests to be distributed across high-risk NDIS disability accommodation settings

Minister Reynolds has announced that free RATs will be provided for SIL participants and workers to support the implementation of national AHPPC guidelines.
News update
21/01/2022
News update

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

Eligible disability service providers can now access in-reach COVID-19 vaccination programs.
News update
14/01/2022
News update

National COVID-19 Update: Access to Rapid Antigen Tests

NDS offers some practical advice for providers around access to Rapid Antigen Tests.
News update
14/01/2022
News update

National COVID-19 Update: Disability workers confirmed as essential workers

National Cabinet has issued interim guidance, changing isolation requirements for essential workers including workers providing support to people with disability and vulnerable people.
News update
6/01/2022
News update

National COVID-19 Update: National cabinet agrees new testing requirements

National Cabinet agrees that a PCR test is no longer required to confirm positive RAT and advises free RAT will be available for concession card holders.