People who receive disability, home care or other personal care support services may be more vulnerable to serious complications if they do become infected with COVID-19, depending on the nature of their disability and other medical history.
People who receive such services are also vulnerable should their usual care be interrupted. It is particularly important that transmission is minimised through enhanced infection prevention and control procedures.
We appreciate the work that disability support providers are doing to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for their residents.
Guidance is designed to be used alongside other available resources, including those from the Commonwealth Department of Health and the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. Information provided is also consistent with the national Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability.