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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 Lockdown – information for disability service providers

Reads: COVID-19 News update


The WA Government has announced that effective from 12.01am Saturday, 24 April until 12.01am Tuesday, 27 April 2021, the Perth and Peel regions will enter a three-day lockdown. People are required to stay at home unless they need to:

  • Work because they can’t work from home or remotely;
  • Shop for essentials like groceries, medicine and necessary supplies;
  • Seek medical or health care including compassionate requirements and caring for the vulnerable; and
  • Exercise within their neighbourhood, but only with four other people and only for one hour per day.

NDS would like to remind members about the COVID-19 preparedness guide developed by the COVID-19 disability taskforce with the Department of Communities.

Vaccinations will continue over the three-day lockdown period.


Masks must be worn from 6.00pm Friday, 23 April for the duration of the lockdown.

Masks are mandatory for people aged 12 and over except:

  • While at home
  • During vigorous outdoor exercise
  • While in a vehicle with members of your own household
  • Exemptions apply for people with disabilities.


The lockdown is the result of two new positive cases of COVID-19. The WA Government has released a list of locations attended by these two cases. People who were at these venues or anyone experiencing symptoms must get tested.

See: COVID clinics - Testing locations

NDS will keep members up to date as information comes to hand.

For more information

If your organisation requires masks email

Contact information

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