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Stage 3 restrictions apply to Regional Victoria

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From 6pm tonight, Victoria will enter a State of Disaster.   This will give our police additional powers to make sure people are complying with public health directions, which will be updated in coming days. From 11:59pm on Wednesday, regional Victoria will return to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions. That means there’ll again only be four reasons to be out:  Shopping for food …

Masks Fact Sheet for the Disabilities Services Sector

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The Department of Health & Human Services has uploaded a new fact sheet on masks for people within the Disabilities Services Sector. The Chief Health Officer for Victoria recommends that adults wear a face covering when outside their home if it is difficult to keep 1.5 metres apart from other people. From 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August, you must wear …

NDIS funding for purchasing personal protective equipment

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To better support participants during the extended coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the NDIS have made a temporary change to funding arrangements for personal protective equipment (PPE). The NDIS are implementing temporary changes to funding of PPE for personal care where coronavirus (COVID-19) is active your community, and the use of PPE is consistent with current health advice.  You can now recover …

Face masks to be mandatory Victoria wide

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Due to a large rise in COVID-19 cases across Melbourne and regional Victoria, further restrictions have been announced in line with the advice of the Chief Health Officer. From Sunday 2 August at 11:59pm, a face covering will be mandatory statewide whenever you leave home – and wherever you live. This means that every person in Victoria must now wear …

Mandatory facemasks for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

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People living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire and will now be required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four reasons, following a concerning increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. Otherwise, if you’re leaving your home for one of the four reasons, you need to cover your face. The Government will work with …

New restrictions for Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

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The Victorian Premier announced that there were 288 new cases in Victoria today, Friday 10 July. He confirmed at this stage there are no plans to extend a return to stage 3 restrictions beyond the current metro Melbourne LGA’s and Mitchell Shire. There are currently 4 active cases in Bendigo, one an employee of Bendigo Health and one an employee …

COVID-19 Restrictions easing from June 1

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There has been some significant changes announced for the easing of restrictions for Victorians. From Monday June 1 you will be able to: 20 people can come together under the roofs of their homes including those who live there Gatherings outside, such as picnics, will be able to include up to 20 people Overnight stays at accommodation and private residences allowed, including campgrounds …

Easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

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The Department of Health and Human Services has created this easy read information for people with disability about the recently announced easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions. What are the new rules? What you need to know about going shopping for food and other things What you need to know about helping a friend or family member Where can you find …

Grocery home delivery priority for NDIS participants

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From Monday 6 April, NDIS participants can purchase grocery items online to be delivered to your home. NDIA has worked with supermarket retailers to make sure NDIS participants wanting support to grocery shop, have priority access to home delivery services. Keep an eye out for an email or SMS from the NDIA who will send all participants a unique home …