WA COVID-19 Update: Proof of vaccination, news and resources
What you need to know
- Proof of vaccination has been expanded throughout Western Australia, but disability services continue to be excluded
- Visitors to NDS in Perth will be required to show proof of vaccination before entry from 17 January
- New 'Think Support' social media campaign to stimulate workforce attraction
- Jobs in WA Disability Services website may be useful to minimise workforce disruption
Proof of Vaccination
From Monday, the requirement to provide proof of vaccination at a number of venues has been expanded, including visitors to public and private hospitals, and residential aged care facilities. NDS has liaised with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and can confirm disability facilities are currently excluded from the proof of vaccine requirement. However, masks are still required to be worn in high-risk indoor settings, including disability facilities.
Find further information about where proof of vaccination will be required.
Visiting NDS’s WA office
NDS is deeply committed to keeping our staff, stakeholders and communities as safe as possible. We recognise that COVID-19 vaccinations are an essential public health measure to prevent, control and abate the serious public health risk presented by COVID-19. From Monday 17 January 2022, all visitors attending the NDS office in Lindsay Street, Perth must show proof of vaccination or a copy of a medically approved exemption.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced International students will no longer have restrictions on the number of hours they can work to help alleviate worker shortages.
NDS will kickstart a new social media campaign from next week through to May in advance of the anticipated workforce contraction. Please like, follow, and share the 'Think Support' campaign.
Please also tag us and use #thinksupport on your recruitment posts on social media so we can share to Think Support.
Jobs in WA Disability Services
NDS’s Jobs in WA Disability Services website is still operating and organisations may find this source of potential workforce of even greater value now. The website aims to reduce the time and effort it takes to recruit staff by connecting skilled job seekers with employers looking for skilled workers. The website is a useful tool to help minimise disruption from the impacts of COVID-19.
- Proof of COVID-19 vaccinations
- ServiceWA App
- Vaccination Clinics in WA
- COVID Testing clinics
- Exposure sites
- COVID 19 preparedness guide developed by the COVID-19 disability taskforce with the Department of Communities.
- NDS COVID-19 hub for information and resources including PPE
- The Department of Communities Disability Taskforce information and resources