The Commonwealth has provided an update on NDIS participants and workforce and COVID-19 for Thursday, 3 September 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.
Monitoring the situation in NDIS residential services is an ongoing priority for the Australian Government. In August, the NDIA created a panel of four large experienced disability providers to offer additional workforce support for participants living in residential settings. These providers are able to offer advice, support staff and isolation accommodation for smaller organisations to access as needed due to the impact of COVID-19.
In early August, the NDIA reached out to 136 NDIS registered Victorian SIL providers to ensure they were prepared and aware of the support available, including the assistance from the panel of large providers. These connections have been welcomed and helped ensure all providers continue to deliver for NDIS participants.
Read the Minister's media release that includes the data as at 10am Thursday, 3 September 2020.