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Victorian COVID-19 News Updates

News update
9/08/2022
News update

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
27/07/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 update: Extension of pandemic leave disaster payments and new information

Extended pandemic leave disaster payments, free RATs for NDIS recipients, leave payments, oral health medications, and new respiratory clinics.
Blog
20/07/2022
Blog

Victoria in Focus by Sarah Fordyce, July 2022

Times continue to be challenging for disability services, as we all face the latest wave of COVID infections impacting our community, and the continuing workforce shortages.
News update
15/07/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 Update: Pandemic orders extended

Victorian pandemic orders have been extended to 12 October with vaccine mandates for disability workers and care facilities visitor mask requirements all unchanged.
News update
14/07/2022
News update

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
4/07/2022
News update

Vic COVID-19 update: Changes to outbreak reporting, PPE supplies and N95 masks

Disability providers are now required to report any COVID-19 outbreaks to their local public health units. Ongoing responsibility for the management of COVID-19 and other infections rests with...
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.