COVID-19 SIL Additional Supports (the additional costs of higher intensity support )

Deactivated support item
Support Category

01: Daily Activities

Sequence Number


Registration Group

0115: Assistance with Daily Life Tasks in a Group or Shared Living Arrangement

Outcome domain

1: Daily Living

Support Purpose

1: Core

Where a support item does not have a price limit then the provider and participant should agree on the reasonable price for the support. If necessary, they should also agree on the billing schedule for the support. In the NDIS Support Catalogue marked under empty type.

Line Item Description

Temporary support for participants who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 living in supported independent living arrangements where additional supports are required by the participant because of COVID-19. The item can be claimed in addition to the usual SIL claim for the participant. The item recognises the additional costs of higher intensity support (staffing increase), Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), professional laundering, and any ancillary costs directly related to the participant’s diagnosis. The item can be claimed from the date that the infection is confirmed until the participant is no longer infectious. As a guide, the National Management Guidelines states that this is generally for a period of up to 14 days.

Line Item Parameters

  • Non-Face-To-Face

    Some activities can be delivered without the participant percent

  • Provider Travel

    Some providers can charge participants for the time it takes them to travel and deliver support

  • Quote Required
  • Short notice cancellations
  • NDIA requested reports
  • Irregular SIL reports