Temporary COVID-19 measures for SA NDIS participants and providers
In light of the Stay at Home Direction issued by the South Australian Government, the NDIA has adopted temporary measures to help ensure disability-related supports and services are delivered in a way which is consistent with public health advice.
Participants who receive an average of at least one hour a day of face-to-face daily living supports can access up to $50 per week from their budget for PPE for their use when a worker is supporting them.
New temporary supports for providers
Providers delivering essential daily life services under one of these three support categories:
- 0104 High Intensity Daily Personal Activities
- 0107 Daily Personal Activities
- 0115 Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement.
may now claim PPE for support workers of up to $50 per worker, per participant, per day, or directly invoice the NDIA up to $1.70 per hour of support delivered, per participant, up to 24 hours per day.
Other temporary measures
Other temporary measures announced earlier this year and in place until February 2021 include:
- the ability for eligible NDIS participants to use plan funding to purchase low-cost Assistive Technology, including smart devices (up to $1500);
- greater plan flexibility to ensure access to supports;
- deep cleaning of residences in the event a support worker returns a positive COVID-19 test;
- additional support for participants who test positive for COVID-19 or who are required to isolate who live in a Supported Independent Living setting.