COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Take out the guess-work with COVID-19 vaccination policies with our essential guide

Our comprehensive Precedent Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy has been developed to give businesses peace of mind and ensure they are protected from legal action.

Developed in accordance with Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and the Fair Work Ombudsman's (FWO) recent advice, this essential guide provides you  with all the necessary information to safeguard your business.

 

COVID Policy Members

$800 (ex GST)

COVID Policy Non-Members

$1000 (ex GST)


Why does your business require a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy?

If your business is considering Mandatory Vaccinations for employees, CCIQ's Precedent Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy is essential to protect your business from legal action. It is important any such policy:

  • Makes it clear which categories of employees it applies to.
  • States the timeframe in which employees have to be vaccinated.
  • Outlines a process for dealing with exemptions, for example, on legitimate medical or religious grounds.
  • Specifies what the consequences might be if an employee does not comply with the policy.

 

Employers have duties under Workplace Health and safety legislation to ensure the health and safety of their workers so far as reasonably practicable.

Employees also have a duty to comply with their employers' reasonable and lawful directions. The interaction between these two duties is an essential consideration in determining whether an employer can direct its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a variety of circumstances, it will be lawful for employers to require certain categories (Tier 1 and 2) of their workforce to be vaccinated. Whether a direction is lawful and reasonable needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

 

The FWO outlines four tiers of employees as a general guide when undertaking this assessment:

  • Tier 1 work, where employees are required as part of their duties to interact with people with an increased risk of being infected with coronavirus (for example, employees working in hotel quarantine or border control).
  • Tier 2 work, where employees are required to have close contact with people who are particularly vulnerable to the health impacts of coronavirus (for example, employees working in health care or aged care).
  • Tier 3 work, where there is interaction or likely interaction between employees and other people such as customers, other employees or the public in the normal course of employment.
  • Tier 4 work, where employees have minimal face-to-face interaction as part of their normal employment duties (for example, where they are working from home).