People who provide a disability service will need to be vaccinated by 29 November 2021.

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) should ensure that they keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 Rules, including rules applying to movement of workers, as the information may change at short notice.

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 on COVID19VacTFDisabilityServices1A@health.gov.au

Accessible COVID-19 information for people with 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 22 November 2021
Contact page owner: Health Protection NSW