The Australian government is committed to ensuring the safety of National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants during the current COVID-19 outbreak in Victoria.
In addition to the state vaccination centers announced yesterday by the Victorian government that prioritize workers, a special Commonwealth vaccination center for people with disabilities opened last week in Thomastown.
Every day more than 120 people with disabilities, their auxiliaries and their primary caregivers are vaccinated.
In addition to our own vaccination center, the following measures are taken:
- Working with the sector to support appropriate worker mobility schemes for providers of housing services for the disabled who require worker restrictions to ensure the safety of workers and NDIS participants.
- A new national support payment of US $ 150 per participant for disability service providers to support NDIS-supported independent living participants who are eligible within Phase 1a to visit off-site locations including Commonwealth hubs, state clinics and GPs.
- The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) will restore measures to allow NDIS providers in Victoria to claim the cost of PPE for workers directly.
- NDIA provides COVID-19-related assistance, including deep cleansing services, assistive technology, and an initial clinical response service to assisted independent life providers in the event that COVID-19 is detected.
“I acknowledge and thank the disability sectors in Victoria and nationally for their continued active planning and response to potential COVID-19 outbreaks and for taking reasonable precautions to minimize the risk of infection,” said Minister Reynolds.
Since the pandemic began, the government has allocated $ 90.7 million to help people with disabilities as part of a wider community support package.
To learn how to book a vaccine, go to Information for People with Disabilities About COVID-19 Vaccines.
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