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NSW COVID-19 News flash: Exemption for vaccine boosters further extended to 6 September 2022

NSW Health has further extended the current exemption for COVID-19 booster shots for double vaccinated workers deemed essential to providing support.

Winter Workforce Register

The NDIA is seeking qualified disability support workers to join a register to fill critical shift shortages this winter. 

WA Disability Sector COVID-19 Preparedness Guide

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 In August 2020, the Director General of the Department of Communities, at the request of the Minister for Disability Services, convened a meeting made up of key representatives from the disability sector, state and federal government agencies. The COVID-19 Disability Taskforce, which is Co-Chaired by the Department and NDS State Manager WA, Julie Waylen met to discuss planning for a potential outbreak or surge of COVID-19 cases in people with disability, their families and/or support workers in WA and what can be learned from previous outbreaks in Australia.

The Disability Sector - Preparedness Guide for COVID-19 was developed for the disability sector in WA and is now available.

The guide will be regularly updated and is available from the Department of Communities Disability Services COVID-19 website.

Contact information

For any enquiries, please contact Julie Waylen, State Manager WA, 08 9208 9805, submit enquiry/feedback;"> submit enquiry/feedback; or Jacquie Daisley, Program Manager - WA Workforce, 08 9208 9853, submit enquiry/feedback