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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.

16 July 2021

Priority access has been increased for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine . AstraZeneca recommendations have been updated. Additional vaccine support and resources

14 July 2021

Workers who live in the Fairfield LGA need to have a COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to entering a workplace outside Fairfield. Workers who live in the Greater Sydney region need to have a COVID-19 test 7 days prior to entering a workplace 50km outside Greater Sydney. Workers must always carry evidence that this test has been taken.

12 July 2021

Tell us what you think in the 2021 NDP Member survey. Also tell us how work in the disability sector is personally rewarding for your chance to win one of three $50 gift cards.

10 July 2021

After a national cabinet meeting on Friday, the Federal Government has decided not to make COVID vaccination mandatory for disability support workers.

09 July 2021

The Disability Gateway website has information and services to help people with disability, their family, friends and carers, to find the support they need in Australia.

09 July 2021

Given the growing number of infectious cases in the community and unlinked cases of community transmission, COVID-19 restrictions will be tightened across Greater Sydney including the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour.

08 July 2021

The Victorian Government announced an easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Melbourne from 11.59pm Thursday, 7 July to match those in regional Victoria. From Friday, all disability services in Victoria will operate according to the same guidance with the exception of residential disability providers in Melbourne, who are required to continue to apply tighter PPE guidelines. DFFH are currently reviewing these with the Chief Health Officer.