Accessible COVID-19 information for people with disability

People who provide a disability service will need to have 3 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Time limitations apply. See the latest advice for more information. 

This includes people who:

  • work in residential disability care
  • provide in-home disability services
  • provide disability day programs
  • provide community-based disability support services
  • any person providing services funded or provided by:
    • the National Disability Insurance Scheme
    • the Assisted School Travel Program.

The vaccination requirement in the Public Health Order includes staff and volunteers (including those in administrative or corporate roles) who work on site at disability services or other services delivering disability supports to people with disabilities.

Staff will need to provide proof of vaccination to their employer if requested.

On rare occasions, there may be a medical contraindication to a COVID-19 vaccination. A medical contraindication certificate is required in this circumstance. For more information refer to Advice to residential disability care facilities or speak to your manager.

Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) who employ people with a disability are not required to follow this advice unless they also provide services to a person with disability, however maintenance of a COVID-safe environment remains important as part of Work, Health and Safety obligations.

If you require advice, please contact:

  • Service NSW 24 hours, 7 days a week on 13 77 88
  • the National Coronavirus and COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline on 1800 020 080 (24/7)
  • the Coronavirus Disability Information Helpline on 1800 643 787

If you require advice on anything related to the vaccine rollout contact Commonwealth COVID-19 Taskforce - Disability.

Guidance is designed to be used alongside NSW Public Health Orders and other available resources.

Further resources

Commonwealth resources

NDIS resources

Other resources

Current as at: Monday 18 July 2022
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW