There’s no denying it’s been a tough couple of years for NDIS providers and participants, but with more than half of the country’s population now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
The best news came News South Wales started opening up this week as the state passed the magic 70% double vaccination target!
Restrictions will be further eased at the 80% double-dose milestone, which clearly is not far away.
Latest Australian Department of Health figures show more than 64% of Australians aged 16 years and above have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.
As of Wednesday this week, the nation reached more than 83% of the population having had at least one dose!
With talk of inter-state vaccine passports a possible reality on top of increasing vaccination rates, And Victoria introducing its own trial run of COVID passports, our confidence in the future is looking brighter and opportunities to make connections again are looking positive.
The ABC said rollout numbers show at our current pace of around 950,000-plus second doses a week, we can expect 70% of Australia’s adult population to be fully vaccinated by late October.
These encouraging figures show there is now a clear line of sight for us to get back to business as usual as life returns to a new normal.
If your NDIS business has been impacted by COVID, or you or your carer have been unable to get out there and spend your NDIS funding, then these figures give you the perfect opportunity to start thinking beyond lockdowns and restrictions.
The goals are very clear: Once we get to 70%, 80%, 90% of vaccinations then the doors to the nation will open up - we will be able to get back to business as usual.
If your business has struggled and if you, as a provider, have suffered not being able to get out there and explore goods and services, then our Disability Connection Expos 2022 are the perfect opportunity to get yourself back on track.
The COVID-safe expos are optimised to bring providers and participants together and increase communication and engagement.
With more than 75,000 new participants joining the scheme over the past 12 months, so many people have questions they have not been able to get answers to because of COVID - but that’s about to change.
People will want to get out there in droves, searching for answers, solutions, connections, goods and services and our expos are going to be the place to find them.
Latest Department of Health figures reveal more than 31 million total vaccine doses have been administered with more than 13 million fully vaccinated and 17 million Aussies having received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine.
As this trend continues up, so will our community and business confidence - just in time for the start of our national Disability Connection expos next year.
So far, over 11 million COVID vaccinations have been administered in New South Wales, and growing at a rate of around 124,000 a day. In Victoria, that figure is 8 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, increasing at a rate of around 97,000 daily, and in Queensland the total vaccine doses has reached 5.3 million, with 2.7 million in Western Australia.
With encouraging figures like that we can start looking towards a safer 2022 and what better way than our national Disability Connection Expo.
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