Wednesday, October 20, 2021 12:04 PM
By Monique Welhan
Prime Minister Mark McGowan has announced an extended vaccination requirement for around 75 percent of the state’s workforce.
According to the approach, two groups of workers will have to be vaccinated by certain dates, a third group must be vaccinated in the event of a lockdown.
Workers in group 1 must receive their first dose by December 1, 2021 and be fully vaccinated by December 31, 2021.
This includes cross-border freight workers (only in high and extreme risk locations), remaining public and private hospitals and public health facilities, primary and community health services, workers in the local resource sector, Border and air traffic, personnel who work in or enter remote Aboriginal communities, residential and non-residential care services, security staff, police, fire and rescue services (except volunteers), as well as slaughterhouses and meat processing workers.
Group 2 workers must received their first dose by December 31, 2021 and by January 31, 2021 22 be fully vaccinated.
This includes supermarkets, grocers, bakery workers, restaurant, pub, bar or cafe workers, post offices, hardware stores, childcare or family daycare centers, schools or boarding schools, financial institutions, critical infrastructures and services necessary for health , Safety and well-being are required of the community, veterinarians, gas stations, truck stops and rest stops, public and commercial transport, hotels, motels or other accommodation facilities, funeral or funeral services as well as construction, maintenance or construction workers.
This includes employees of Bottle stores, pet stores, roadside assistance, critical forestry, critical raw materials industries, critical factories, manufacturing, manufacturing and manufacturing, state or local government services, vehicle and mechanical repair services, and members and staff of the Western Australian Parliament.
“The Rule of COVID -19 vaccinations for more than half of WA’s workforce creates a safe and clear framework for industries and workers based on our expert health advice, “said Premier Mark McGowan.
” WA must be prepared for community transmission – by us By engaging our essential and critical employees, we can maintain services and businesses can continue to operate safely over the long term.
“It is important that people can continue working should community broadcast or lockdown occur so that critical services cannot be delivered “Employers who employ unvaccinated workers after the deadline can be fined up to $ 100,000,” said McGowan.
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