Covid-related staff shortages in Australian disability sector leave some without vital services

Care providers have also been unable to source rapid tests with up to 20% of staff at some organisations in isolation

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Large swathes of the disability service sector have been forced into Covid isolation, leaving some clients without access to vital services, while a major provider has only been able to source seven rapid antigen tests for its entire workforce in one state.

The peak body for National Disability Insurance Scheme providers, National Disability Services, told Guardian Australia up to 20% of staff at some organisations were in isolation, mirroring the Omicron-fuelled workforce shortages in other sectors.

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