Providers who use PPE as a regular part of their support arrangements should continue to access PPE through their usual means or through providers they use.
Where this is no longer possible, and there is a clinical need, they should approach the National Medical Stockpile.
Access to PPE will be prioritised for NDIS providers who deliver personal care and for other activities that require close physical contact:
- in areas under stage three restrictions
- where the participant has a confirmed or suspected case of coronavirus (COVID-19),
- if there is an immediate threat to the continuity of safe quality care due to lack of access to PPE, or
- where there is a clinical need.
For more information about using and getting access to PPE, visit the NDIS Commission website .
Talk to your provider about how you would like to maintain your health and safety at this time.
If you have support workers coming and going, it’s important they wash their hands regularly, and clean door knobs, light switches, taps and other surfaces thoroughly during their visit.
If you are in Victoria, the Government has implemented new rules on the use of masks for disability workers and all Victorian in hot spot areas.
From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August 2020, all Victorians must wear a face covering when they leave home, no matter where they live.
Refer to the Department of Health for advice for about protecting yourselves and others including: