Vaccination is one of the key scientific measures to protect communities, individuals, loved ones and families— and this extends to workplaces. Due to the airborne and highly contagious nature of COVID-19 and its latest variants, contact with individuals have been fraught in most areas of the world.

Back in October, WA Premier, Mark McGowan announced a vaccine mandate for the majority of workplaces with the consideration of face-to-face contact with co-workers in high-risk industries, with vulnerable people and the level of risk to the community. The whole objective is to stay safe, connected and able to support ourselves economically and to protect essential services.

Like in other states and countries, the conditions for mandatory vaccination are considered according to the following:

  • The type of occupation
  • Whether it is an essential service
  • The industry itself
  • Due dates for vaccination
  • Level of risk to the community

Group 1 who work with people in vulnerable communities and in industries with a high risk of transmission must be fully vaccinated by the last day of 2021

Group 2 of workers in essential services must be fully vaccinated by the 31st of January 2022

Jobs and industries if there is a lockdown where workers must be fully vaccinated