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22/07/2021
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COVID outbreak: resources to assist providers

NDS’s COVID-19 hub is a one stop shop with links to authoritative advice and resources to assist providers.
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21/07/2021
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SA COVID-19 Update: Level 5 lockdown restrictions

The South Australian Government announced a Level 5 stay at home order for seven days from 6:00pm 20 July following the latest outbreak of COVID-19.

WA COVID-19 Update: Priority vaccinations start next week

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16/07/2021

What you need to know

  • People with disability, carers and disability workers can receive their COVID-19 vaccination without an appointment.
  • The priority vaccine initiative will run until Sunday, 1 August 2021 and includes anyone aged 16 years and older in either Phase 1a or 1b.
  • People aged 16 to 60 will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, while those over 60 will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Beginning Monday, 19 July people with disability, carers and disability workers can attend any State-run vaccination clinic in WA without an appointment to receive their COVID-19 vaccination.

The priority vaccine initiative will run until Sunday, 1 August 2021 and includes anyone aged 16 years and older in either Phase 1a or 1b. People aged 16 to 60 will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, while those over 60 will receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

Steps to get vaccinated:

  • Register through VaccinateWA or call 13 COVID (13 26843) before attending the clinic. This will make the process at the clinic quicker.
  • When you arrive, please go to the priority lane. If there isn’t one, please speak to the administrative staff and let them know you are a person with disability, carer or disability worker.
  • Make sure to arrive at least one hour before the clinic is due to close.
  • You may have to queue for a short time during busy periods.

Please note: people working in the disability sector will be asked to provide evidence of their employment such as a photo ID, payslip, or letter from their employer. It is preferable that people with disability and carers also bring documentation to support their eligibility in this cohort.

From Monday, 2 August people with disability, carers and disability workers can book priority access appointments through VaccinateWA or by calling 13 COVID.

For a full list of state-run vaccination clinic locations across WA, or for more information, visit the WA Government COVID-19 Vaccine webpage.

NDS encourages members to share this information with people with disability, families and staff.

Contact information

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