COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace

Content Summary

The Australian Government wants as many Australians vaccinated against COVID-19 as possible. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that workplaces can compel employees to get vaccinated. The answer may depend on which state or territory you are located in and the sector you work in.

It’s important for employers and employees to understand their rights and obligations when it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace. The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) provides comprehensive information on its website about this topic.

The FWO webpage includes answers to a long list of questions, including:

We encourage all members to inform themselves about COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace.

For our part, CPA Australia is encouraging all our staff to get vaccinated. We think it will take a combined effort from everyone to overcome the challenge of COVID-19. We’re proud to champion this call to action to protect our team’s health and enable our community to get back to normal, quickly.

If you have any questions about COVID-19 vaccinations and Australia’s vaccination program, visit your local government website or the Australian Government’s Department of Health’s COVID-19 vaccines webpage.