NSW Health has announced changes to requirements for vaccination of authorised workers who live in local government areas (LGAs) of concern and need to travel outside of these for work:
- authorised workers must now have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday 6 September
- rapid antigen testing will no longer be an alternative to vaccination
- authorised workers under the age of 16 years will be exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated.
A relevant care worker 16 years and over whose place of residence or place of work is in an area of concern must also have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday 6 September in order to attend work.
This includes those who work in an early education and care facility or who provide disability support services.
We highly encourage vaccination. Workers and anyone aged 16-49 from LGAs of concern are being offered priority bookings for vaccination and can use the following links to book:
- authorised workers who live in LGAs of concern
- anyone aged 16-49 who live in LGAs of concern
- childcare, disability, and food workers who live or work in LGAs of concern.
If an authorised worker is not vaccinated or does not have a medical contraindication form, they will not be able to work outside their LGA.
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