New temporary changes for Victoria
Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, the Hon Stuart Robert, today announced additional temporary measures for NDIS participants and providers in Victoria to ensure continuity of services in a COVIDSafe setting.
New temporary measures to support providers and participants living in residential settings in Victoria include:
- A panel of experienced disability providers will offer additional workforce support, such as advice, support staff and isolation accommodation for providers of residential organisations to access as needed due to the impacts of COVID-19.
- The NDIA has also appointed Aspen Medical to provide a clinical first response for any identified outbreak, which will ensure that infection control procedures, personal protective equipment (PPE) and nursing support is in place for residents and workers.
The arrangements support providers to ensure the ongoing delivery of support to NDIS participants in residential settings in Victoria. The panel arrangements and clinical first response assist us to respond to the evolving circumstances in Victoria. These measures will help ensure all NDIS participants are supported and are safe during the pandemic. Read about the announcement on the NDIA website here.