Monday, 6 September 2021

UPDATE – Changes to NSW Health Vaccination Requirements for Disability Workers

On 20 August, the NSW Premier announced additional rules aimed at reducing the transmission of COVID-19. Importantly for members, this included the requirement for Disability Support Workers who live or work in an LGA of concern to receive their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination. The date for compliance has been changed a number of times and yesterday, NSW Health announced another extension to give workers more time to organise their vaccination and ensure compliance.

By 9 September, Disability Support Workers who live or work in an LGA of concern must have received their first vaccination dose or be able to provide evidence of an appointment for vaccination. This booking must be for an appointment before 19 September.

For the latest information, please keep up to date with the NSW Health website: Advice to residential disability care facilities (RDCF).

Please remember that these rules only affect members who either live or work within those LGA’s of concern and at this stage, there are no vaccination requirements for those in the remainder of the state. If you are unsure about which LGA’s are of concern, an up-to-date list can be found here.

The CPSU NSW strongly encourages members to talk to their GP about vaccination as soon as possible to ensure the safety of themselves, their families, their customers and the community at large.

If you have any concerns, please contact the CPSU NSW on 1300 772 679.

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