Saturday 28 August 2021

NSW Health have released a media statement, announcing changes regarding the requirements for vaccination of authorised workers and the use of rapid antigen testing in the workplace.

In order to work outside their area of concern, authorised workers must now have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday 6 September.

Authorised workers under the age of 16 years will be exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated.

Rapid antigen testing will no longer be an alternative to vaccination.

The amendment comes after significant concerns were raised by industries, including AMIC, regarding the inability for workers and businesses to meet the vaccinations and rapid antigen requirements by Monday 30 August.

Vaccination is highly encouraged and workers from the LGAs of concern are offered priority bookings for vaccination. 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.

Priority vaccination bookings for authorised workers living in the 12 LGAs of concern are now available to those 16 years or older. Follow the below links to book your priority vaccination appointment.

Authorised workers who live in LGAs of concern >

Anyone aged 16-39 who live in LGAs of concern >

Childcare, disability, and food workers who live or work in LGAs of concern >

To keep up to date, as and when updates are published, visit NSW Government COVID-19 updates >

Stay safe and please contact AMIC if you have any questions, we are here to help.