Union Briefing – Vaccine Requirements for School Staff – Wednesday 1 December 10:30am

Posted on November 30, 2021

The Chief Health Officer has issued a new Health Direction which requires employees who work in schools to have had two vaccines by 23 January 2022.

This is a new requirement and unfortunately there is not a lot of detail provided yet by the Department as to how this will be managed and implemented.

The Director General sent out a message to all staff this morning about this.

Union staff have been invited to attend stakeholder briefings this afternoon about what this means and what will happen next – questions like: where should vaccination records be stored, how, how would you ask for an exemption, etc.

We will be holding a union briefing for Together members tomorrow morning (Wednesday 1 December) at 10:30am via Zoom. This will be recorded so you can access it later.

To register for the union meeting at 10:30am on 1 December go here.

We know that being vaccinated against COVID-19 is one way to keep us safe, there are also other important considerations about ensuring everyone is safe at work and at school.

If you have specific questions you would like raised at the briefings please get in touch with us today at education@together.org.au. You can also contact the union office for support and advice as more details come through about the requirements.

We will provide as much information as we can, as quickly as we can.

We know it is a very busy time of year, and you already have a lot on your plates!

1800 177 244