With less than 6 weeks away from the proposed implementation date of this public health order, the ANMF will be surveying members in Aged Care to ascertain how many workers are likely to leave the sector if they are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by mid-September. This will provide the ANMF with data to escalate the risk through State and Federal avenues and also allow the ANMF to provide specific Industrial advice about what this may mean for your employment.
The ANMF is also seeking the specific exemptions for the COVID-19 vaccine for Aged Care and the process by which this will need to be obtained. Once this information is received, along with any Public Health Order, the ANMF will advise all members.
In the meantime, you will be able to continue to access vaccines through the State-run clinics or via in-reach clinics at your facility.
Updates correct as at 5 August 2021.
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary