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Victorian consultations on child safety reporting and Disability Worker Commission Notification information session

Disability service providers are invited to attend upcoming sessions to provide feedback and receive information from Victorian regulators.
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Preparing for winter and the impacts of influenza and COVID-19 - For disability service providers

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8/04/2022

This preparing for winter webinar for disability service providers will provide important information on how you can help support our most vulnerable people with disability in managing the impacts of the winter season.

The Commonwealth Government has made extensive preparations to protect Australians, including NDIS participants, against COVID-19 and influenza this winter. Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, announced a $2.1 billion investments for winter preparedness on 11 March this year.

In this national webinar, the Commonwealth Government will discuss:

  • How to prepare participants for winter, including winter dose and flu vaccinations, and COVID-19 oral treatments
  • The support that providers can give to participants to help them make plans for what they’ll do if they, their family members, or disability worker gets COVID-19 or influenza
  • Business continuity for providers and self-managed participants.

This valuable information will help disability service providers prepare for the winter months ahead.

Presenters:

  • Professor Michael Kidd – Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health
  • Luke Mansfield – Acting Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Department of Social Services
  • Lisa Studdert – Deputy Chief Executive Officer, National Disability Insurance Scheme
  • Melissa Clements – Registrar, National Disability Insurance Scheme Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Facilitated by: Laurie Leigh, CEO, NDS

This is a free webinar. Register now.

The most recent COVID-19 Vaccination Disability provider alert includes Information on the COVID-19 winter dose program. It also includes an update on in-reach vaccinations, recommendations for people most at risk to receive a winter COVID-19 vaccine dose, booster doses for disability workers, and eligible NDIS providers to claim $75 per participant per COVID-19 dose when they support a participant to receive their vaccination.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Graeme West, Disability Sector Consultant, submit enquiry/feedback, show phone number