Vaccination Boosters & NDIA Price Adjustments

COVID-19 Mask Wearing and Exposure Sites
In line with government health directives, Ability WA employees and visitors to Ability WA locations must wear a mask until 6 pm Friday, 7 January 2022. We encourage customers to wear a mask, unless wearing a mask is unsuitable due to disability.

A list of locations visited by confirmed COVID-19 cases, can be found here. This website is updated frequently. We encourage you to check this website regularly for any additional locations that are added and contact Ability WA to advise if you are being tested for COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster
If you have chosen to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and have received your second dose may be eligible to receive a booster dose. 

You can speak to your GP or doctor for advice about the vaccine.

Further information regarding the vaccination process can be found here.

You can also access booster vaccinations via community clinics and selected pharmacies if you prefer, which your Support Workers can assist you to book and attend.

Please email us at Covid19@abilitycentre.com.au if you have any queries.

COVID-19 Proof of Vaccination 
From 5th February 2022, Government regulations stipulate access to some locations will be restricted to those who are fully vaccinated. 

You can access your COVID-19 vaccination certificate via the Medicare portal on MyGov. If you do not have access to these online services, you can request a copy through the Australian Immunisation Register by calling 1800 653 809. It can take up to 14 days for the statement or certificate to arrive in the post.

COVID-19 WA’s transition and easing of border controls
The WA Governments Safe Transition Plan currently outlines the easing of borders on 5 February 2022. Now is an ideal time to plan ahead and discuss with your Coordinator if you would like any changes to your current schedule once WA’s easing of border controls come into effect. 

NDIA Price Increase 
NDIS has changed the way it supports participants to keep COVID-19 safe. This is a temporary pricing increase to support the cost of providing staff and customers with the correct personal protection equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The increase will commence Jan 1 2022 and the end date is currently planned to be June 30 2022 but may change dependent on government advice. The increase applies to:

  • the cost for services delivered in the community and to support activities of daily living will slightly increase by 0.25%
  • the cost for Shared Independent Living services will slightly increase by 0.4%

What do you need to do?
Nothing – your Service agreement will be automatically updated as per our Terms and Conditions.