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Affected workers must receive their first dose of a vaccine by 13 November and their second dose by 24 December in order to continue to work unless a medical exemption applies.
There are three categories of workers that must comply with the mandatory vaccination requirements:
Workers operating at unoccupied building sites and generally not dealing face to face with vulnerable individuals are unlikely to be required to comply with the mandatory vaccination requirement, however members should consider where they work and who they may come into contact with while carrying out building work.
For example, you must comply with the mandatory vaccination requirements if your role brings you in direct contact with vulnerable people that may be at risk such as:
Unless a medical exemption applies, a worker, who is required to comply with the mandatory vaccination requirements and has not received the first dose of a vaccine by 12 November, will not be permitted to attend their workplace and could face fines of up to $5,000 if they do.
Workers who have not received their second dose of a vaccine by 24 December must not attend the workplace.
The employer or workplace operator must take reasonable steps to ensure that any employee who does not comply with the vaccination requirements, does not attend the workplace.
An employee must, on request, provide evidence regarding their vaccination status.
A business is not required to check the vaccination status or keep a register, but may choose to, for the following:
You may need to consider alternative working arrangements for a worker who has not complied with the mandatory vaccination requirements.
HIA has developed information to assist members and their workers prove their vaccination status.
The employer is required to collect information about an employees vaccination status and keep a register of this. The employer must also record that they have sighted evidence of vaccination. These records will need to be provided to an authorised officer upon request.
You can download a vaccination register template.
HIA has developed information to assist members manage your COVID-19 vaccination obligations.
The Territory Government has also produced information regarding the mandatory vaccination requirements.
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