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Thursday 15 October 2020

This is an archived Newsletter. The information may be outdated.

For the latest COVID-19 information, please refer to the SA Government COVID-19 website.

Dear sector colleagues,

Online forum

The Department of Human Services (DHS) is hosting an online forum for our disability sector colleagues:

During the forum, our expert panel will provide an update on the following key topics:

  • The newly-released COVID-19 Operational Response Plan for supported independent living providers (SIL) and outcomes from the SIL Providers Expert Readiness group;
  • The Congregate Living Working Group’s work with supported residential facilities;
  • Collaboration between DHS, the NDIA and NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission on COVID-19 response; and
  • PPE and infection control.

Our panel will be happy to answer any other questions you may have about how we manage the risk of COVID-19 in the future, together with how we can best protect and support clients and staff. We invite you to submit any questions via this online form by Tuesday 27 October at 3.00 pm.

If time permits, you will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have during the session.

Our panel

  • Joe Young, Executive Director - Disability Services, DHS
  • Cassie Mason, Director - Office for Ageing Well, Department for Health and Wellbeing
  • Dr Chris Lease, Deputy Chief Public Health Officer, SA Health
  • Tim Baker, South Australian State Director, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Clarissa Bourne, Director for Behaviour Support, NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission
  • Vince Raschella, Director, Provider Engagement SA, NDIA

A recording will be available on the DHS NGO COVID-19 Support pages for those who are unable to attend live.


We invite you to submit any questions via this online form by Tuesday 27 October at 3.00 pm.

If you have any general questions about the forum, please email

More information on COVID-19 in South Australia

Best regards,

Lois Boswell
Chief Executive

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