QDN e-News Video October 2022 Week 1
COVID-19 CHANGES TO VACINATION AND ISOLATION
Recently, there have been three key changes to Queensland Health’s public health directions.
- Workers in most healthcare settings, including disability support services, are no longer required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to work. This excludes those providing support services in shared disability accommodation with 4 or more residents and those working in residential aged care. An employer can still choose to implement their own vaccination requirements to ensure the health and safety of their staff and clients.
- People working in shared disability accommodation services are now required to have a third dose of COVID vaccine (the booster dose) by 30 September to continue working from 1 October.
People with a disability and disability service providers are encouraged to talk to each other about addressing specific needs and preferences to reduce the risk of COVID-19.
Visit the Queensland Health website for the latest advice about COVID-19. o
In breaking news mandatory COVID-19 isolation periods are to be scrapped from October 14, you can read more here. It is important to keep up-to-date with these changed and please visit the Queensland Health website for the latest isolation information.
Last week we sent AGM communication to all QDN members, this included information about the upcoming AGM and voting instructions. It is important as a member led organisation that you review all the information provided by the nominees and make your mind up and vote for candidates that align with your vision and direction of QDN. You can found more information here.
Working Well with Women with Disability
The Queensland Volunteering Awards
Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Concession Scheme
Queensland Health has expanded the Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) concession scheme to enable access to free RAT kits for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness or experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV). People experiencing or at risk of homelessness or DFV can access free RAT kits directly from distribution points. For more information you can click here.
Leave Nobody Behind (DIDRR) Networking Lunch
Recently QDN, The University of Sydney - Centre for Disability Research and Policy, People With Disability Australia (PWDA) and CBM Australia held a Leave Nobody Behind (DIDRR) Networking Lunch.