The Government has said that restrictions will start to ease when 70% and 80% of the adult population are vaccinated. This plan is based on health advice from The Doherty Institute. The Doherty Institute says that as restrictions ease, we will need to continue to Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) into the future to keep safe and COVID cases down.
For this plan to work, all workers need access to paid isolation leave.
If you are exposed to COVID and need to test, trace, isolate or quarantine, you should be paid for the full isolation period without losing any income or having to use your annual or sick leave. It should be available to workers, including casuals.
In a huge union win, disability workers in the LGAs of concern can now access up to $200 for getting vaccinated.
NSW Health have announced that they will be requiring authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern to only attend work if they have had their first vaccination dose by September 6 (previously August 30).
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Find a list of useful resources and information regarding the latest NSW Public Health Orders. You can also watch our Member Briefing where we answer Frequently Asked Questions about vaccinations, rapid antigen testing, authorised worker permits and more.
Regardless of age, disability workers in Local Government Areas of concern can book a Pfizer vaccination at Olympic Park. Book your priority vaccination today.
ASU members working in the community are leading the way and getting vaccinated to protect themselves and others. Book in for your vaccination today.
NSW Health have today announced that they will be requiring disability support workers who live OR work in LGAs of concern to have their first dose of a COVID vaccine by August 30.
All the latest restrictions for those in NSW.
NSW Health have announced that disability support workers who live OR work in LGAs of concern to have their first dose of a COVID vaccine by August 30. Read more here.
NSW Health have announced that they will be requiring authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern to only attend work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site OR they have had their first vaccination dose by August 30. Read more here.