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Mandatory vaccinations for Victorian authorised workers

Last update: 4th October 2021, 1PM AEDT

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, we are constantly evaluating the way we manage the workplace risks associated with COVID-19.

This is not easy as our organisation is not tied to a single industry, work-setting or geographic area, and so we are not in a position to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach to ensuring safe systems of work.

We have people performing work in very different work settings and in different parts of the country. Some of you are able to work effectively from home, but others are required to have face-to-face contact in performing your work, sometimes in public places, and potentially in areas where there is significant community transmission of COVID-19 occurring.

In line with the directions on mandatory vaccinations for authorised workers made by the Premier on 1 October 2021, interpreters are defined as an authorised worker and are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend onsite jobs across industries in Victoria.

Requirements for Victorian onsite interpreters:

Those who do not meet the requirements listed above, will not be able to continue working in a face to face (onsite) setting unless they have a valid medical exemption.

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