Crucial disability support services have been slashed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Support workers are pleading for testing kits and personal protective equipment, and warning that slow-moving procedures are risking the lives of thousands.

The disability sector has been largely ignored in the government's stimulus package, with carer unions and the opposition calling for the disability sector to be given the same stimulus benefits -- including personal protective gear and retention payments -- as the aged care sector.

Romola Hollywood, director of policy and advocacy for People with Disabilities Australia, told Crikey that people with disabilities feel forgotten in the government's messaging.