Update on NDIS and coronavirus – 3 September

Below is the daily update on NDIS participants and workforce and COVID-19 for Thursday, 3 September 2020.

The reporting will ensure accurate and timely information is being provided to the community. The data is collated through reporting mechanisms of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission and compiled by the Commonwealth's NDIS Critical Response Group.

Monitoring the situation in NDIS residential services is an ongoing priority for the Australian Government. In August, the NDIA created a panel of four large experienced disability providers to offer additional workforce support for participants living in residential settings. These providers are able to offer advice, support staff and isolation accommodation for smaller organisations to access as needed due to the impact of COVID-19.

In early August, the NDIA reached out to 136 NDIS registered Victorian SIL providers to ensure they were prepared and aware of the support available, including the assistance from the panel of large providers. These connections have been welcomed and helped ensure all providers continue to deliver for NDIS participants.

Visit www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus for more information.

COVID-19 cases notified to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as at 10.00 – Thursday, 3 September 2020

National Positive COVID-19 Case Notifications
  Cumulative since March 2020 Current Active Cases
Participant 102 (+3) 23 (+2)
Worker 190 (-) 29 (-13)
Total 292 (+3) 52 (-11)

 

Current Active Positive COVID-19 Cases by State and Territory
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
Participant - 23 (+2) - - - - - -
Worker - 28 (-13) - - - - - -
Total - 51 (-11) - - - - - -

Notes:

  • Data only includes cases of COVID-19 in NDIS funded supports and services notified to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission by registered NDIS providers. NDIS supports and services include those provided to people with disability in their own homes, or in disability accommodation supports under the NDIS. Infections may not occur due to the provision of NDIS supports and services and include acquired infections in the community.
  • Data does not include: reports of people with disability who manage their own supports in the NDIS, as they are not required to report; all NDIS participants who may be residing in residential aged care where their providers are not required to be registered NDIS providers; and in-kind supports or other services that are under the jurisdiction of any other state and territory government, which may include Supported Residential Services, public housing, social and community housing.
  • Active cases are determined by advice from providers to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. In order to protect individuals' privacy, active cases are not specified in jurisdictions where there are low reports of infection.