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COVID-19 updated statement of regulatory intent

This update sets out the approach to compliance during the pandemic.
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COVID-19 updated statement of regulatory intent

COVID-19 updated statement of regulatory intent

22 April 2021

Workplace health and safety regulators have updated the COVID-19 Statement of Regulatory Intent which sets out their approach to compliance during the pandemic.
 
The statement now includes information on the COVID-19 vaccine as an additional control measure that employers should consult their workers about to manage COVID-19 workplace risks. All Australians who can be vaccinated are encouraged to do so in accordance with the Australian Government’s COVID-19 vaccination plan.

Employers should follow the public health advice in their jurisdictions. While vaccinations are considered a high order risk control measure, employers should continue to apply all reasonably practicable COVID-19 control measures.
 
For the latest information and ongoing updates on what this may mean for workplaces, workers and some of the key considerations for employers go to Safe Work Australia - COVID-19 vaccination information.

More information about the vaccine is available from the Department of Health, including the Australian Government's national rollout strategy.

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