With the highly contagious COVID-19 Delta variant forcing several states into lockdowns, the focus on vaccinations has never been greater.
Community debate has ensued on everything from supply and demand issues, efficacy, risks / benefits of different vaccines and appropriate vaccine coverage to lift lockdowns.
In the employer community, key issues remain:
- Industry approaches to vaccination efforts, including FIFO employees, rostering and accommodation;
- Taking an employer position on workplace vaccinations – should you do it, and what are the considerations for workplace policies and employment contracts; and
- How to manage employees who refuse vaccinations or cannot adhere to workplace policies.
Version 5 of AREEA’s Member Guide to COVID-19 Vaccinations is available now to AREEA members.
The Guide covers the above matters and includes updated information on the national vaccination roll-out and vaccine supply. Email [email protected] for your copy (note: available to AREEA members only).
Note: Despite some media reports that FIFO employees in the resources and energy sector are set to receive priority doses of the Pfizer vaccine, AREEA’s clear understanding is that is not the position taken to Government by any of the key employer associations. For further clarification and/or to discuss vaccination roll-out issues, contact [email protected].