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Australian Department of Health – vaccine rollout

The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccination – Disability Provider Alert with an update on how disability support workers can access the vaccine.
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Victorian NDIS Checks: update and seeking further feedback

NDIS Checks are continuing to be problematic. NDS can help to escalate urgent applications while the Victorian Government continues to work through the technical issues with the online system.

COVID-19 interim restrictions for Perth and Peel regions

COVID-19 News Update


WA’s COVID-19 lockdown has ended, with a number of interim restrictions in place for the next four days. Of note for WA disability service providers:

  • Masks must be worn in public, including at work, except for vigorous outdoor exercise or if exempt.
  • Visits to hospitals, aged care and disability care facilities are restricted to compassionate grounds
  • There are no restrictions on leaving the Perth-Peel region, however, anyone who has been in Perth or Peel since 17 April must wear a mask in public.
  • Working from home is advised for those able to do so or those in vulnerable categories.
  • Private indoor and outdoor gatherings are limited to 20 people.
  • The 4 square metre capacity rule will be in place for all venues, except workplaces, public transport, schools and supermarkets.

For the full list of conditions and to receive the latest information visit the WA Government website.

The NDS office in WA will be open this week with a skeleton staff to support ACROD permit holders and Companion cardholders. NDS will keep members up to date as information comes to hand, please let us know of any issues impacting your ability to deliver services.

For more information

If your organisation requires masks email .

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Julie Waylen, State Manager WA, 08 9208 9805,