NDIS COVID-19 Update – 24th August
As per the last update published on the 20 th of August, 2020, the NDIS has, in response to the potential of further outbreaks of Covid 19 issued another update, today. The government and the NDIS have been proactively working to ensure the provision of the accurate information using the data collected via the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission. This effort was also backed by the efforts of the Commonwealth’s NDIS Critical Response Group. As such, the NDIS, on the 21 th of August, 2020 published a statement concerning updates to ensure the continued delivery and smooth provisions of services for participants, workers and the general Australian public.
In regards to this, the following updates have been mentioned:
If extended support is required in residential support settings, a collaboration of four large and experienced providers, headed by the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) can offer support and other resources as and when required.
- For the Victoria region, Aspen Medical has been chosen as the first clinical response channel for any and all outbreaks. This is meant to ensure provision of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as other forms of support in the residential sector.
- For additional support workers and staff help, a dedicated web page has been setup here, on the NDIS website.
- Foreigners who are involved academically involved with patient care, nursing or the like, will be exempt from the maximum 40 hour work limit within the 2 week period, in order to help the community with an increased supply of workforce.
For further information and to read the press release, please click the link below with includes the data
as published the 21st of August, 2020.