Department of Health - Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability

18 May 2020

As part of the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Health has worked urgently with key stakeholders to develop the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Novel Coronavirus: Management and Operational Plan for People with Disability.

The Plan has been developed for people of all ages with disability, their families, support workers and the disability and health care sectors. It will take a risk-based approach, prioritising individuals whose disability, current health status and the setting in which they live, places them at a bigger risk of negative outcomes related to COVID-19. 

The Plan will be updated and reviewed from time to time, in line with the Australian Health Sector Emergency Response Plan for Coronavirus. The Plan was developed, and its implementation will be overseen, by an Advisory Committee and it has been endorsed by the Australian Health Prevention Principal Committee and the National Cabinet.

Members of the Advisory Committee are experts from a range of backgrounds including people with disability, family members, Disabled Peoples Organisations, the disability service sector, the research sector, the health care sector including medical practitioners, allied health professionals and nurses, Australian Government officials, and state and territory government officials.


Click here to read the Plan