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    QDN e-News Video Update – October Week 1

    30th September 2022Advocacy, Digital Inclusion, Disaster and Emergency, e-Bulletin, General News, Housing, Jobs and education, Projects

    QDN e-News Video October 2022 Week 1

    COVID-19 CHANGES TO VACINATION AND ISOLATION

    Vaccination

    Recently, there have been three key changes to Queensland Health’s public health directions.

    1. 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.
    2. 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

    Isolation

    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.

    AGM

    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 ‘Working Well with Women with Disability’ series has been launched by WorkUP Queensland and WWILD.
    These resources were co-designed by people with disability who have knowledge/experience of Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)/or the disability violence sector.  The purpose of the project is to develop a self-paced learning program/resources for people with disability in relation to DFV, sexual violence and women’s wellbeing services.
    For more information click here.  You can access the resources here.

    The Queensland Volunteering Awards

    The Queensland Volunteering Awards celebrate all Queensland volunteers and the immense impact they make on individuals, communities and the state. Nominations are now open.
    The 2023 Awards will be bigger, brighter and better than ever before, and you're invited to play an important role in making that happen. Volunteering Queensland are looking for the best of the best, and you can help by nominating today! Click here to nominate.

    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.

    Where 70 delegates from across the Asia-Pacific attending the 2022 Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction met over a lunch to discuss, connect, partner and share information on Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DIDRR). You can read more information here.