The NDIS Minister, Stuart Roberts, has released a statement advising that participants in NSW & VIC are able to claim for PPE due to the continued spread of COVID-19. PPE can include items such as face masks.
The Minister said the following, ‘Unfortunately we’ve seen in recent weeks that our battle with COVID-19 is far from over.’
‘As a result, we have put in place additional temporary measures so participants living in Victoria and New South Wales, who have face-to-face assisted daily living supports can flexibly use their existing NDIS funds to cover the cost of the PPE they need to keep themselves safe, including face masks.
‘We know that participants who receive face-to-face supports may be at higher risk of transmission, with daily support from their workers regularly involving close physical contact.’
Full article located, https://www.ndis.gov.au/news/5048-delivering-ndis-during-covid-19-vic-nsw-participants-able-claim-ppe
Information about Purchasing Personal Protective Equipment, https://www.ndis.gov.au/coronavirus/latest-advice-ndis