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Some COVID-19 Vaccination Restrictions Have Been Lifted In Queensland - What Does This Mean For You?

Some COVID-19 Vaccination Restrictions Have Been Lifted In Queensland - What Does This Mean For You?

Jess C.
21 Sep 2022 •
2 min read
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As of Friday, 2 September 2022, the Queensland Government has advised that COVID-19 vaccinations are no longer required for Queensland workers in certain high-risk settings.

This includes Support Workers providing individualised support to Participants in the home and community.

What Does This Mean For Me As An NDIS Participant?

If you are a self-managed or plan-managed NDIS Participant, it is ultimately your choice whether you want a Support Worker who is or isn’t vaccinated against COVID-19.

As a client, you have the right to ask for someone’s vaccination status and make your decision based on their answer.

What Does This Mean For Me As A Support Worker?

If you provide support to Participants individually as an independent Support Worker (in the Participants’ home or in the community) you will no longer require a COVID-19 vaccination.

Based on their directive, Support Workers in Queensland using Kynd are no longer required to declare their COVID-19 vaccination status. If you would like to find Participants in your area, simply sign up to Kynd or reactivate your Kynd profile by logging in.

Note: The above does not apply if you provide support in shared disability accommodation services (e.g. SIL houses) for 4 or more residents.

Vaccination Requirements By State

States and territories have different COVID-19 vaccination requirements for Disability Support Workers. Follow the links below for more info:

For more information, please contact your state or territory health department.

What If I Provide Support To Shared Disability Accommodation Services (SIL Houses)?

The Queensland vaccination mandate now only applies to people who provide support in shared disability accommodation services.

If you are a Support Worker working in shared disability accommodation services for 4 or more residents (e.g. SIL with 4+ Participants) you will have to have a vaccination (booster) by 30 September to continue working.

Shared disability accommodation service means a service, including the forensic disability service under the Forensic Disability Act 2011, where:

  • four or more people with disability reside with people who are not members of their family, in short-term or long-term accommodation; and,
  • residents share enclosed common living areas within the facility whether inside or outside, and,
  • residents are provided with disability supports within the facility.

For more information, make sure to visit the Queensland Government website.

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