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Victorian COVID-19 News Updates

News update
20/05/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 update: Disability guidance released

DFFH releases updated guidance for management of COVID-19 in disability settings.
Blog
17/06/2022
Blog

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, June 2022

The Victorian disability sector is grappling with multiple challenges at present.
Blog
16/05/2022
Blog

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, State Manager Vic

While COVID-19 remains a dominant factor in all our lives, the removal of restrictions in most settings signals the beginning of living with COVID as an endemic virus.
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
21/06/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 update: Visitor limits removed, face masks stay for disability sector

The Victorian Government announced more restrictions will be eased across the state under new COVID-19 pandemic orders, which come into effect from Saturday, 25 June.
News update
2/06/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 update: Free flu vax, expanded access to 4th COVID-19 dose, and free webinars for CALD services

Access to the winter COVID-19 dose is expanded, free flu vaccination for all Victorians over age six, and free webinars for those who provide disability services to culturally diverse communities.
News update
31/05/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19: Report positive RATs to access early support

Disability providers are reminded that prompt reporting of positive COVID-19 cases assists the Department of Health provide important resources and support to individuals and services.
News update
8/04/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 update: Free rapid antigen tests for Victorians with disability

NDS welcomes the Victorian Government’s announcement that it will provide free rapid antigen tests to disability support pensioners and NDIS participants aged 16 and over.