Covid Update

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a respirational sickness initiated by a new virus. Symptoms range from a mild cough to pneumonia.

Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience slight to moderate signs and improve without special treatment.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is primarily spread through droplets produced when an infected individual experiences coughing, sneezing, or exhales. These droplets are very heavy to hang in the atmosphere, and thus promptly fall on floors or surfaces.

An individual can be infected by inhaling the virus if you are within proximity of COVID-19 infected person, or by touching a contaminated surface and then your eyes, nose or mouth.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has created a video below which explains clearly about the virus:

Link to the Australian Department of Health’s useful information.

When should you get tested?

To stop the spread of COVID-19 individuals with even mild symptoms of respiratory infection should get tested.

If you are concerned you may have COVID-19, find the below steps:

Use the symptom checker

Get tested

Call 1800 020 080 if you are seeking information on coronavirus (COVID-19). The line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Check out the NDIS Easy Read – COVID-19 (Coronavirus) information


Helping participants find and compare continence supports and products

To help participants more easily access trusted information, the NDIA is planning to publish a list of continence providers who meet specific service requirements on the NDIS website. It can be challenging for participants and their families to talk about and find credible information about continence products and providers.

From our research and consultation with participants, their families and carers, we know that many experience:

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Learning about participants with sensory disability and neurodegenerative conditions in the NDIS

Two new reports are available about participants with a sensory disability in the NDIS and participants with neurodegenerative conditions in the NDIS.

These reports provide detailed information about the experiences of these groups of participants to help the NDIA, sector, providers and other interested people to understand how to work best with these participants to achieve their goals.

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New early childhood approach guideline

For the first time a guideline for the NDIS early childhood approach is now available.

The early childhood approach is our nationally consistent approach to working with children younger than 7, who have a developmental delay or disability, and their families. Children who do not fully meet the definition of developmental delay and have developmental concerns are also supported through our early childhood approach.

Your child doesn’t need a diagnosis to get help. We can connect you with early childhood partners who will help you access the right supports for your child’s needs.

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Designing an adaptable approach to early childhood assistive technology

To improve the supply of assistive technology (AT) to young children, the NDIA issued a request for information (RFI) on the AusTender website on 17 June 2021, seeking:

Recent AT consultations have made it clear there is an opportunity for market innovation in the adaptable supply of AT.

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