Commonwealth update on NDIS participants and COVID-19 - Friday, 4 September 2020

The Commonwealth has provided an update on NDIS participants and workforce and COVID-19 for Friday, 4 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.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments are delivering a $15 million Worker Mobility Reduction Payment initiative to enable disability residential service providers to implement worker mobility restrictions where possible to help prevent the spread of infection in disability residential facilities.

The NDIA on behalf of the Commonwealth Government is working with eligible Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation (STA) providers, as part of implementing the $15 million Worker Mobility Reduction Payment initiative to keep NDIS participants safe.

The initiative will offer financial support to eligible registered SIL and STA providers in Victoria to assist efforts to reduce the mobility of staff across no more than two working sites and reduce the risk of cross-site infection.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments continue to work closely on the coronavirus response in disability residential care through the Disability Response Centre to coordinate and manage outbreaks and keep residents safe.

Read the Minister's media release  that includes the data as at 10am Friday, 4 September 2020.