Latest information about COVID-19 vaccinations
- The NDIA has partnered with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia to make it easier for NDIS participants to book and access the Moderna or AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines at local pharmacies: find your nearest pharmacy to book an appointment
- Vaccination hubs for people with disability and support workers
- Vaccine Clinic Finder
- National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 1800 020 080.
- People with disability can also get help to book a COVID-19 vaccine from the Disability Gateway or phone 1800 643 787.
- Book your vaccine brochure for businesses to share with employees plus other resources.
COVID-19 vaccine information from the Department of Health
- Information for disability service providers
- COVID-19 vaccination disability provider kit – resources to help promote the vaccine to employees
- Obtaining informed consent for COVID-19 vaccination
- Disability provider alerts
- Information for disability workers
- Information for people with disability
- recording of the webinar on 1 September with information for people with intellectual disability about getting the COVID-19 vaccine
- Auslan videos
- Materials for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
COVID-19 vaccination support from the NDIS
- Support for providers to help NDIS participants get the vaccine
We have pricing arrangements including a $150 payment to providers and support coordinators to enable each eligible NDIS participant to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
- Additional vaccination support for NDIS workers in NSW and Vic
Registered providers with workers in Victoria and NSW local government areas of concern can claim a $100 payment for each eligible NDIS worker COVID-19 vaccine dose. More information.
- Changes to claiming for COVID-19 vaccination supports
From 11 October 2021, eligible providers must claim all COVID-19 vaccination support payments for participants and support workers using the bulk payment request template in the myplace provider portal. More information.
Victorian Government requirements for vaccination of disability workers
- The Premier of Victoria has announced that authorised workers require the COVID-19 vaccination to work onsite in Victoria.
- Employers must:
- collect and record information about worker vaccination status including bookings.
- hold vaccination information about any disability workers that are working or may work onsite from 15 October.
- ensure unvaccinated workers do not work at any location other than their own home from 15 October unless the worker has a booking to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October.
- The vaccine first dose deadline is 22 October. The second dose deadline is 26 November.
- The authorised worker list includes people who perform work that is essential for the continued operation of disability care and production and distribution of disability equipment.
- This includes carers working in:
- a disability residential service
- services provided to an NDIS participant in any setting
- an eligible SDA enrolled dwelling
- a short-term accommodation and assistance dwelling.
- More information for industry and workers required to be vaccinated in Victoria.
Vaccine clinics for people with disability in Victoria
- Vaccination support services and centres with enhanced accessibility for people with disability in Victoria.
- Vaccination at home for eligible Victorians including people with moderate to severe disability and their carers.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
- Services Australia has information to help people get their digital certificate and immunisation history statement to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination: servicesaustralia.gov.au/
- Organisations can share information with customers and communities to help them get their proof of vaccination. Resources include posters, social media, videos, fact sheets and translated materials: servicesaustralia.gov.au/
Latest information in response to COVID-19
NDIS arrangements in response to COVID-19
COVID-19 temporary support measures
- New flexibility to help participants in lockdown areas in NSW, Victoria and the ACT to access their meal preparation and delivery support without an approved quote if:
- the participant would normally use their Core funding to pay a support worker to help with meal preparation or grocery shopping
- the participant lives in an area with ‘stay at home’ public health orders in place.
- PPE for support workers – available nationally
- Direct claiming for support worker PPE also available for eligible providers in NSW, Vic and the ACT.
- Check the COVID Addendum for all COVID-19 support claiming conditions including dates and locations.
- Questions and answers – providing services during restrictions.
NDIS provider obligations
- COVID-19 provider information including notification of changes related to COVID-19 and training for NDIS workers.
New South Wales
State and territory advice for the disability sector