Updated Pandemic Orders require that, workers in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) services will not be permitted to attend an ECEC service if they have not received a third dose by the relevant deadline unless they have a valid medical exception.
For workers who received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination on or before 25 October 2021, the deadline is 25 February 2022.
For workers who received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination after 25 October 2021, the deadline is 15 March 2022.
Workers for ECEC services include:
- ECEC employed staff
- Contractors working near children or staff
- Staff of any other entity that are entering the service
- Volunteers working near children or staff
- Students on placements.
- ECEC providers will be required to collect, record and hold vaccination information of education workers.
For more information: Pandemic Order Register