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The Guardian: Covid-related staff shortages in Australian disability sector leave some without vital services

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 "Disability services are under increasing pressure at the moment," NDS Chief Executive Laurie Leigh said.

“A number of staff are being furloughed or required to isolate following either becoming a positive case or being in contact with one. It’s causing additional strain and stress on what is already a system under strain.”

A spokesperson from Able Australia also said that they were only able to obtain a total of seven rapid antigent tests for their entire Tasmanian workforce.

“We’re in the rest of the queue with the general public, which is really disappointing as a disability service provider,” she said.

Read the Guardian article