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05 August 2021

Victoria will enter a seven-day lockdown from 8pm Thursday 5 August. Disability workers supporting people with disability by providing essential care are authorised workers. Providers of disability residential services must implement PPE protocols and restrict visitors. Any symptoms related to COVID must be tested immediately

02 August 2021

Three pop-up vaccination hubs will be administering first doses of COVID-19 vaccines between 9 and 13 August. The hubs will also administer second doses between 30 August and 3 September. Healthcare Australia is the organiser and has been appointed by the Department of Health. The venues are Lifestyle Solutions at Islington, Burwood and Beenleigh.

02 August 2021

Department of Health has provided an update about the vaccine in-reach program, new easy read resources, disaster relief payments, CALD small grants, and a webinar.

31 July 2021

Tighter restrictions in place for 8 Sydney Local Government Areas including no travel beyond 5km from home. Tighter masks rules for the 8 LGAs. People unable to wear a mask need to carry proof. Eligibility criteria for JobSaver and individual financial support has changed.

30 July 2021

Pfizer is considered by experts to be safe for women at all stages of pregnancy. Pregnant women are eligible for vaccine, falling under priority 1b. Evidence points to passive immunity for infants.

27 July 2021

Workers currently meeting Victorian transitional requirements will now have until 31 January to apply for their NDIS Check. Workers who have not applied for an NDIS check by 31 Jan 2022 will not be able to continue in a risk assessed role.

21 July 2021

Enhanced restrictions and surveillance testing for staff living in Fairfield, and Canterbury-Bankstown. Visitor restrictions and mask-wearing required for residential facilities in Orange, Blaney and Cobonne. NSW Health has updated its advice to disability service providers.

20 July 2021

Victoria’s lockdown has been extended by seven days. The Department of Families. Fairness and Housing has advised changes to restrictions and provided clarifications.

19 July 2021

This alert contains updates for disability service providers about the COVID-19 vaccination rollout.

16 July 2021

Victoria will enter a five-day lockdown from 11.59pm Thursday, 15 July. COVID-19 case notifications are required by several authorities. Disability workers supporting people with disability by providing essential care are authorised workers. Providers of disability residential services must implement PPE protocols and restrict visitors.