IN BRIEF By means of replace, we connect the Public Well being (Additional Extension of Declared Public Well being Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 2) 2022.
On 17 June 2022, Queensland’s declared public well being emergency for COVID-19 was prolonged to 11.59 pm on Thursday 22 September 2022.
Consequently, Public Well being Instructions (PHD) with an finish date of 24 June 2022 have been mechanically prolonged till 11.59 pm on Thursday 22 September 2022. Instructions can be progressively up to date to reference the brand new date of twenty-two September 2022.
What does this imply for you?
In case you are an employer or office topic to the PHD, it’s now time to contemplate:
- The place you might have workers who are usually not vaccinated, and topic to a contraindication, whether or not the contraindication certificates remains to be present. If it isn’t present, you need to ask them for an replace on their vaccination standing. In the event that they proceed to work the place the contraindication certificates has expired, your office can be in breach of the PHD.
- The place you might have workers who are usually not vaccinated, and never topic to a contraindication, however have taken prolonged depart or are working from dwelling, you need to take into account whether or not the present association can proceed till 22 September 2022.
- If an worker shouldn’t be vaccinated, and never topic to a contraindication, you could want to contemplate whether or not their employment can proceed. It will be important in such instances that procedurally honest processes are carried out to make sure compliance with the Honest Work Act 2009.
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