Read the new small business fact sheet on work health and safety (WHS) duties and COVID-19 vaccines, and the revised Statement of Regulatory Intent for COVID-19 from WHS regulators.
A new fact sheet for small business, 5 things to know about your WHS duties and COVID-19 vaccines, has been published on the Safe Work Australia website.
The fact sheet outlines key information for small business on their WHS duties and COVID-19 vaccines including whether businesses need to mandate COVID-19 vaccination to meet WHS duties and the importance of consultation with workers.
For more detailed guidance on WHS and COVID-19 vaccines, including answers to common questions, go to the COVID-19 vaccines information.
WHS Regulators have revised the Statement of Regulatory Intent – COVID-19, which sets out their approach to ensuring WHS compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The revisions ensure the Statement remains current and relevant. Updates include the addition of new information on COVID-19 vaccines.
The Statement does not apply to the WHS regulators in the Australian Capital Territory and in Victoria.
Go to the Statement of Regulatory Intent – COVID-19.
For more information on the regulation of WHS laws during the COVID-19 pandemic, contact your WHS regulator.