Vaccine deadline extended for authorised workers

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Authorised workers from Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Concern have been given until September 19 to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, in a late reprieve ahead of tomorrow’s initial deadline.

However, they must have booked their vaccination by the end of Wednesday, September 8.

The extended deadline means authorised workers from the LGAs of Concern must have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of Sunday, September 19 to continue to work outside the LGA they live in from September 20.

Authorised workers will be required to carry evidence of their booking if they wish to leave their LGA for work.

The requirement also applies to a relevant care worker aged 16 and over whose place of residence or place of work is in an LGA of Concern. This includes those who work in an early education and care facility or who provide disability support services.

Authorised workers under the age of 16 years remain exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated.

If an authorised worker is not vaccinated or does not have a medical contraindication form, they will not be able to work outside their LGA after September 19 2021. Workers from the LGAs of concern are offered priority bookings for vaccination.

The LGAs of concern are Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield and the following suburbs of Penrith: Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys.

Authorised workers can book here.

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