Media Release by The Hon Stuart Robert MP

Update on NDIS and coronavirus – 4 September

Below is the daily update on NDIS participants and workforce and COVID-19 for Friday, 4 September 2020.

The reporting will ensure accurate and timely information is being provided to the community. The data is collated through reporting mechanisms of the NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission and compiled by the Commonwealth’s NDIS Critical Response Group.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments are delivering a $15 million Worker Mobility Reduction Payment initiative to enable disability residential service providers to implement worker mobility restrictions where possible to help prevent the spread of infection in disability residential facilities.

The NDIA on behalf of the Commonwealth Government is working with eligible Supported Independent Living (SIL) and Short Term Accommodation (STA) providers, as part of implementing the $15 million Worker Mobility Reduction Payment initiative to keep NDIS participants safe.

The initiative will offer financial support to eligible registered SIL and STA providers in Victoria to assist efforts to reduce the mobility of staff across no more than two working sites and reduce the risk of cross-site infection.

The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments continue to work closely on the coronavirus response in disability residential care through the Disability Response Centre to coordinate and manage outbreaks and keep residents safe.

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COVID-19 cases notified to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission as at 10.00 – Friday, 4 September 2020

National Positive COVID-19 Case Notifications
  Cumulative since March 2020 Current Active Cases
Participant 105 (+3) 23 (-)
Worker 192 (+2) 28 (-1)
Total 297 (+5) 51 (-1)


Current Active Positive COVID-19 Cases by State and Territory
Participant 23 (-)
Worker 27 (-1)
Total 50 (-1)


  • Data only includes cases of COVID-19 in NDIS funded supports and services notified to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission by registered NDIS providers. NDIS supports and services include those provided to people with disability in their own homes, or in disability accommodation supports under the NDIS. Infections may not occur due to the provision of NDIS supports and services and include acquired infections in the community.
  • Data does not include: reports of people with disability who manage their own supports in the NDIS, as they are not required to report; all NDIS participants who may be residing in residential aged care where their providers are not required to be registered NDIS providers; and in-kind supports or other services that are under the jurisdiction of any other state and territory government, which may include Supported Residential Services, public housing, social and community housing.
  • Active cases are determined by advice from providers to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission. In order to protect individuals’ privacy, active cases are not specified in jurisdictions where there are low reports of infection.