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Australian Department of Health – vaccine rollout

The Commonwealth Department of Health has issued a COVID-19 vaccination – Disability Provider Alert with an update on how disability support workers can access the vaccine.
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Victorian NDIS Checks: update and seeking further feedback

NDIS Checks are continuing to be problematic. NDS can help to escalate urgent applications while the Victorian Government continues to work through the technical issues with the online system.

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, ; or Jacquie Daisley, Program Manager - WA Workforce, 08 9208 9853, j