COVID-19 vaccinations soon to be mandatory for disability support workers

November 10, 2021
The South Australian Government has announced a new directive for disability support workers and COVID-19 vaccinations.

COVID-19 vaccine

 

On 8 November 2021, the South Australian Government announced a new directive for in-home and community disability support workers regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.

 

By 30 November 2021, disability support workers must have received at least one dose of Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved or recognised COVID-19 vaccination.

 

In addition, received or have evidence of a booking for a second dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within the recommended timeframe after your first dose.

 

Disability support workers who provide support in the following areas are required to be vaccinated:

  • Assistance with daily living tasks in a group or shared living arrangement
  • Group and centre-based activities
  • Specialised supported employment
  • Assistance with daily personal activities
  • Community nursing care
  • Therapeutic supports

 

Click here for a full breakdown of the new directive.

 

There are exemptions for workers in the disability sector where they are not required to have evidence of a COVID-19 vaccination. Click here for a list of these exemptions, located on page two of the document.

 

With the new directive soon to be in affect, we will be working closely with all Lifestyle Attendants, and supporting them over the coming weeks to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

 

We encourage all Enhanced Lifestyles staff members to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

For any enquiries regarding this article, please contact our Marketing & Communications Team via marketing@enhancedlifestyles.com.au

 


 

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