January 10, 2022
The purpose of this message is to inform all employees of a new Emergency Management Direction which revokes previous versions.
The new Emergency Management (In-home and Community Aged Care and Disability Support Workers Vaccination No 3) (COVID-19) Direction 2022, was signed by the State Co-ordinator on the 7th of January 2022 and comes into effect as of the 29th January 2022, at 00:01 hours.
The new direction adds the requirement for disability support workers to receive a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within four weeks of becoming eligible. The clause below is copied from the direction.
5—Vaccination requirements and compliance for in-home and community aged care and disability workers
(1) A person must not engage in work or perform duties of an in-home and community aged care worker or a disability support worker from 30 November 2021 unless—
(a) the person has received at least one dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine; and
(b) the person has received, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the first dose recommended by the ATAGI for that COVID-19 vaccine; and
(c) within four weeks of becoming eligible in accordance with ATAGI guidelines, the person receives, or has evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine.
In the interest of safety, health and wellbeing of all employees, the Mobo Group COVID-19 Policy which has been under consultation acknowledges this new requirement.
If anyone has any questions regarding the above, these can be directed to your supervising manager, who will liaise with other staff as necessary to assist with answering any questions you may have.
Stay safe and well.