Disability support workers are entities that look after the health and wellbeing of individuals with disabilities or illnesses. This support provided by disability support workers enables the individuals to live a quality life. Individuals with disabilities get to live independently and reach their goals because of this support.
Disability support workers are at greater risk of getting infected with COVID-19. The reason is that they work with individuals with disabilities. This work is done in various settings and the individual with disabilities is supported by various other workers. Coming in contact with various entities in varied settings puts them at a greater risk to get infected.
Disability Support Workers have certain requirements for getting vaccinated. From 21 November 2021 and onward, the Disability Support Workers are required to be vaccinated fully against COVID-19. This vaccination requirement applies to the entities that are employed to or engaged with NDIS participants.
The required applies to workers who perform the duties of providing high-intensity support to individuals with disability daily. Thereby if you are a high-intensity disability support worker, you’re required to get vaccinated under governmental directions.
Disability Support Workers that requires to be vaccinated:
These workers are entities like occupational therapists, dieticians, psychologists, speech therapists, etc.
You are required to get vaccinated if your duty involves providing high-intensity support to NDIS participants. It does not matter that you are a full-time worker or working with an employer. You are required to get vaccinated.
Furthermore, you can contact your employer in case you are unclear regarding your employment. The employer can help you to know if your employment falls under the high-intensity support category. And so you will know if you are required to get vaccinated or not.
However, if the provision of high-intensity support is incidental to your main employment, you can skip vaccination. You are not required to be vaccinated under this governmental direction.