Commonwealth update on NDIS participants and COVID-19 - 21 August

The Commonwealth has provided an update on NDIS participants and workforce and COVID-19 as at Thursday, 20 August 2020. The reporting will ensure accurate and timely information is being provided to the community. The data is collated through reporting mechanisms of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission and compiled by the Commonwealth’s NDIS Critical Response Group.

The Government reminds NDIS participants, disability support workers and NDIS providers of measures in place to respond to outbreaks or potential outbreaks of COVID-19:

  • In situations where there is a known positive case of COVID-19, participants and providers can access $300 in funding for deep-cleaning
  • Providers of Supported Independent Living (SIL) can claim up to $1,200 per day for higher intensity supports to cover situations where there is a positive, or potential positive, COVID-19 case of a participant and they are required to self-isolate or quarantine.
  • Participants who live in SIL and non-SIL arrangements now have access to additional Assistance with Daily Living (ADL) and Short Term Accommodation (STA) funding as needed when quarantining or self-isolating. 

Read the Minister's media release  that includes the data as at Thursday 20 August 2020.