The Victorian Government has now extended Mandatory Vaccination requirements for workers until 12 January 2022 under the new suite of Pandemic Orders.
The Pandemic Orders (listed on the Pandemic Order Register) are made by the Minister for Health, who has authority under Part 8A of the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (Vic) to make Pandemic Orders if the Premier of Victoria has declared a pandemic (which he has).
The Pandemic Orders mirror the requirements for employers under the previous Mandatory Vaccination Directions. Employers must continue to ensure that workers meet the mandatory vaccination requirements or have a suitable medical exemption.
If you have any questions on how this may continue to affect your workplace, please contact our HR Advisors.
See Pandemic Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Workers) Order 2021, Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Specified Facilities) Order 2021; and Pandemic COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (General Workers) Order 2021.
By Julienne Nurse