SBH Disability Services COVID Update

by Dr Tony O’Connell, MBBS (Hons), FANZCA, FCICM, GAICD, FCHSM (Hon)
CEO, SBH Disability Services

On 4 June 2021, National Cabinet agreed to open access to COVID-19 vaccines from 8 June 2021 to: 

All NDIS participants aged 16 years and over;

Carers aged 16 years and over of NDIS participants of any age. 

The following people with disability are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine: • residents of disability residential accommodation settings (with two or more people with disability) 

People living with disability (such as Down Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, or severe intellectual disability) and need frequent assistance with activities of daily living 

People with disability who attend centre-based services such as day programs, respite care or supported employment.
all NDIS participants aged 16 years and over 

People with disability who have an underlying medical condition.

Some states and territories will amend their eligibility based on their COVID-19 situation and vaccine supply and uptake.

 Please stay up to date with information from your local state department of health. The Australian Government has resources that can assist you in confirming your vaccine eligibility as well as a list of medical centers where you can get vaccinated. Please see the below links to access these services. 

Therapy Services Available to Clients

In particular, our telehealth therapy and counselling sessions can support you with individualised home programs to address your goals throughout COVID-19. This includes the NDIS supports that SBH Disability Services is providing you.

SBH Disability Services can continue to support you through your NDIS plan through Phone Call or Video Conferencing individual therapy, support, counselling and advice for:

Children

Adults

Government Resources - COVID-19 Advice for People with Disability
The Australian Government Department of Health’s new webpage explains how people with disability can protect themselves from COVID-19, manage their mental health, and access important services like telehealth and prescription medications.

Australian & QLD Government Covid-19 Information: 

  • To access comprehensive information on how the Australian government is supporting people with disability during Covid-19 please press here.
  • To access the latest information from the QLD Government on Covid-19 for people with disability please press here.
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SBH Disability Services will continue to support the spina bifida and hydrocephalus community with the best possible service.