Kymberly Martin

Infection data collection for NDIS participants and workers underway


Data on infection rates of COVID-19 for NDIS participants and workers are now being provided to the community. The data is being collated through reporting mechanisms of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission, compiled by the Commonwealth’s NDIS Critical Response Group.

The Commonwealth is continuing to work closely with the Victorian Government through its formal representation on the Victorian Government’s Disability Rapid Response Group (DRRG).

The DRRG is actively monitoring and rapidly responding to any incidence of COVID-19 amongst all people with disability and service providers, not just those within the NDIS.


This includes:

  • Supported residential settings regulated by the Victorian Government and provided to the NDIS on an in-kind basis (45 per cent of supported residential settings in Victoria)
  • Supported Residential Services regulated by the Victorian Government (e.g. Hambleton House, Lilydale Lodge)
  • Public, social and community housing provided by the Victorian Government.

The Commonwealth is currently in discussions with other states and territories, with a priority on NSW, about the need to establish and participate in their disability response groups.

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