Kymberly Martin

COVID-19 update: for telehealth services and more

Getting advice from OTs, to a call out for more NDIS support staff, here is a brief run-through to help the disability sector through COVID-19.


Following the Federal Government’s announcement that the telehealth service is accessible to everyone, people with disability are now able to consult with their occupational therapist either over the phone or through video conferencing services like FaceTime, Zoom or WhatsApp. The appointments can be bulk-billed, as part of a government funding boost to help protect against coronavirus.

In response to the crisis the National Disability Insurance Agency has also launched a platform to match NDIS participants and providers with support workers. These can be useful if the delivery of supports has been disrupted or backup coverage is needed.

The platforms offer services including posting job alerts, searching for workers, booking workers and assisting with on-boarding new staff. These platforms are also looking for new staff to deliver a range of disability-related supports across the country.


Learn more on: Finding Support Workers page.