- Is there a public health order mandating the COVID-19 vaccination for ‘some or all’ your employees?
- Is there government mandated restrictions that apply to your business that require you to ensure only vaccinated employees and visitors attend your premises?
- Do neither of the above apply but, your duty of care to your employees and customers remains?
As mandatory COVID-19 vaccination public health orders and re-opening maps are being implemented that exclude staff and customers from a variety of settings across Australia, many of our clients have been asking whether they should implement a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and how would they go about it. In addition to complying with government public health orders, under WHS legislation all employers have a duty of care to their employees, customers, clients and visitors to their workplaces. This means your business must take all reasonable steps to ensure the health and safety of your employees and visitors. With the wide availability of the vaccine for Australians together with ever growing and changing government mandates, now is a good time to consider a COVID-19 vaccination policy as part of your COVID-19 Safety Plan. Consider these three questions: