NDIA advice for health and safety and PPE

The National Disability Insurance Agency is regularly updating information for participants and support workers, including information about:

  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) for support workers
  • NDIA and partner in the community offices
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Assistance for providers helping NDIS participants in supported independent living access the COVID-19 vaccination
  • COVID temporary support measures
  • PPE for participants
  • Disability Gateway helpline.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) for support workers 

From 28 June 2021, providers Australia-wide can claim up to $27 per participant, per worker, per day for support worker personal protective equipment (PPE) from certain participant plans when delivering assistance with daily life.

Visit the For providers – coronavirus (COVID-19) page for eligibility details and conditions of claiming.

PPE for NDIS participants

Participants who receive an average of at least 1 hour a day of face-to-face Assistance with Daily Life supports can access up to $50 per week from their budget for PPE for their use when their support worker is supporting them.

If you have a reasonable and necessary need for PPE items like face masks, face shields and gloves when your disability support worker is supporting you, you can use your Core supports budget to purchase these items.

Find out more about claiming PPE.