NDIS COVID 19 Update – October 2022
The NDIS recently provided a COVID 19 update for Australian disability providers.
Testing positive for COVID-19
It is no longer a legal requirement for people diagnosed with COVID-19 to isolate.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must not visit high-risk settings like aged and disability care facilities and hospitals, unless seeking immediate medical care, until at least 7 days after testing positive and you have no symptoms of COVID-19.
For the 7 days following your positive test result, you may consider additional precautionary measures to protecting the health of your loved ones, and those most at risk from severe COVID illness in the community.
To help protect those around you:
- Avoid contact with people who are at higher risk of severe disease, including immunosuppressed people, older people, and people with a disability with multiple conditions
- Wear a mask when in an indoor setting outside the home
- Work from home where practical
- Practise careful hand and respiratory hygiene
- Follow any jurisdictional testing advice when leaving the home
In some states or territories, high-risk settings may require COVID-19 cases to follow additional requirements.
For most recent advice, visit your local state or territory health department website.
Workers providing close personal care in high-risk environments such as residential aged and disability care facilities and hospitals must not attend work for 7 days after testing positive for COVID-19 and while symptoms persist.
Call the National Coronavirus Helpline for information about how to look after yourself when you are sick with COVID-19.
Read more about the new COVID 19 rules.
COVID-19 supports available
There are some supports still available if you are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). You can read more about the available COVID supports here.