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ACT COVID-19 News Updates

News update
13/09/2022
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National COVID-19 update: Additional vaccine available for boosters and new oral medication eligibility checker

Additional brand of vaccine available for third or fourth boosters for people 18 years or older. New COVID-19 symptom checker includes eligibility for oral medications.
News update
9/09/2022
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National COVID-19 update: Seven days isolation remains for disability, and relaxed mask wearing requirements

Changes to COVID-19 regulations are effective from Friday, 9 September and include reduced isolation periods and mask wearing requirements. New vaccine approved for 15 to 17 year olds.
News update
9/08/2022
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Disability Ministers across Australia agreed that a return to the original objectives of the NDIS is needed to improve participant outcomes

At the second meeting of the Disability Reform Ministers Meeting since the election, Ministers focused on key issues impacting positive outcomes for people with disabilities and their families. 
News update
14/07/2022
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National COVID-19 Update: Extended fourth dose vaccination and antiviral treatments

Providers are encouraged to share extended vaccination dose eligibility as well as antiviral treatments widely available through GPs to reduce risk of poor COVID recovery.
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
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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
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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
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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.