NSW Health Order - Vaccination deadline extended for authorised workers from areas of concern

Sunday, September 5, 2021
The NSW Minister for Health has published the Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No2) Amendment (No6) Order 2021 which commenced at 4pm today Sunday 5 September 2021.

Following last weeks' meeting between Transport for NSW, Freight & Trade Alliance (FTA), the Australian Peak Shippers Association (APSA) and industry colleagues, authorised workers from local government areas (LGAs) of concern now have until the end of 19 September 2021 to get vaccinated to allow them to continue to work outside of the LGA they live in, provided they have booked their COVID-19 vaccination by the end of Wednesday 8 September 2021.

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 19 September to continue to work outside the LGA they live in from 20 September.

Authorised workers who are not yet vaccinated will have until the end of Wednesday 8 September 2021 to book their vaccination.

From 9 September, authorised workers will be required to carry evidence of their booking if they wish to leave their LGA for work.

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 19 September 2021.

Workers from the LGAs of concern are offered priority bookings for vaccination.

For priority bookings visit: 

FTA, APSA and the Container Transport Alliance Australia (CTAA) hosted a recent webinar last with presentations from Alexander Millman (Senior Associate - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety) and Harold Downes (Partner - Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety) Mills Oakley.

In the current complex employment environment, we strongly recommend members take the time to access the recording by registering HERE.
Further updates will be posted at www.ftalliance.com.au/corona-virus-updates

Paul Zalai - Director FTA | Secretariat APSA | Director GSF