Next week our son Callum was getting married. Our boy is such a planner, he has checklists for everything! Within hours of a snap lockdown, Cal had everything rescheduled, with support from businesses providing wedding services, and guests changing their annual leave.
It made me realise how something that used to be impossible is now actually achievable. We humans, are resilient and have learned to be flexible, adapting to uncertainty.
In this article, I’ll share my travel tips in uncertain times which I hope will make it easier. One of the most important ones is research and planning. These travel tips are designed to give you a head start and be the early bird who catches the worm first.
The best advice I can share is:
Whether you can travel under the definition of respite with NDIS is confusing. And, the rules vary by state. For example, I have spoken to over a dozen government services and received multiple variations of advice.
As a rule of thumb, our policy at Accessible Accommodation is that if you live in a red zone, travel is not permitted, unless it is for mid-term Stays. For example, your home is under renovation for a newly acquired disability, or you need somewhere to live whilst awaiting permanent accessible accommodation. Your Support Coordinator can use our Booking Service as it saves time and money. (We have preferred rates for many properties). Click HERE for more info.
So, we are unable to accept bookings for travel from areas with lockdown rules in place. If you are not in a lockdown zone, all bookings will be accepted.
In some cases, you may be able to apply for an exemption. To do this, call your State COVID Hotline, and follow the prompts to:
1/ Information on travel restrictions
3/ Individual queries and exemptions.
NSW: 1800 020 080
VIC 1800 675398
Tasmania 1800 671 738
Northern Territory 1800 490 484.
South Australia 1800 253 787
Western Australia 13 26843
Queensland 13 42 68
We are relying on you our guests to understand the rules that apply to you, and to comply with those rules.
We appreciate and truly value your support and hope this is helpful to you.
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