Online training for support workers on infection prevention and control of COVID-19 is available on the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission website .
Workers should also follow physical distancing guidelines , good hygiene practices and limits on public gatherings as advised by the Department of Health and their State and territory government .
The recent rise in community transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Australia means some states and territories now recommend or require the use of masks. For information about face masks for disability support workers in NSW and Victoria visit Latest advice from NDIS.
Providers and self-managed participants who use personal protective equipment (PPE) as a regular part of their support arrangements should continue to access PPE through their usual channels.
Where this supply is no longer possible, self-managed participants and providers can contact the National Medical Stockpile (NMS) to request face masks and PPE at NDISCOVIDPPE@health.gov.au
The Department of Health has a webpage with COVID-19 advice for people with disability .
The webpage explains how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID-19, including through good hygiene, physical distancing, avoiding public gatherings, isolating if they are sick, and finding safe and alternative ways to get the services they need.
Telehealth can be used where appropriate and with the agreement of the participant to reduce risk of exposure to coronavirus (COVID-19).
To ensure continuity in NDIS funded supports and services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we have temporarily broadened the flexible approach for low cost AT items.
A number of requirements need to be met before participants can use NDIS funds to buy low cost AT items. See more details on the Using your budget FAQ page.