COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance Information
Issued Tuesday 22 February 2021
AMIC has confirmed with the Federal and State Governments, that meat processing workers are included in Phase 1b of the COVID-19 vaccine priority rollout. This inclusion is noted within their national rollout strategy as: Critical and high risk workers including defence, police, fire, emergency services and meat processing.
Independent retail butcher workers are contained in Phase 2a and categorised as ‘Other critical and high risk workers’.
The rollout of the vaccine commenced this week for Phase 1a, and it is expected that Phase 1b recipients will commence late March 2021 at the earliest, with Phase 2a following thereafter subject to vaccine availability.
This provides sufficient time for the meat industry to prepare for the vaccination process, but also to be clear about what are the roles and responsibilities of the Government, employers, workers and others.
The below link provides a detailed outline of guidance information, which also includes answers to the most frequently asked questions, which has been provided by the relevant government departments.
One way to slow the spread of the virus is social distancing.
We have compiled the guidelines from the Australian Government Department of Health website on social distancing, and created a poster for you to download and put up in your business. Together we can help to stop the spread of the virus.