Workers facing mandatory virus jabs in WA

WA has issued a long list of occupational groups subject to vaccination mandates.
WA has issued a long list of occupational groups subject to vaccination mandates.

WORKERS FACING MANDATORY COVID-19 VACCINATIONS IN WA

GROUP ONE - Workers must receive their first dose by December 1 and be fully vaccinated by December 31:

* Previously-announced cohorts including hotel quarantine workers, police and fly-in, fly-out mining workers (timeframes unchanged)

* Border and air transport workers

* Staff working in or entering remote Aboriginal communities

* Residential and non-residential community care services

* Corrective services

* Remaining WA Police staff

* Fire and emergency services (excluding volunteers)

* Abattoirs and meat processing.

GROUP TWO - Workers must receive their first dose by December 31 and be fully vaccinated by January 31:

* Supermarkets, groceries, bakeries

* Restaurants, pubs, bars or cafes

* Post offices, hardware stores

* Child care or family daycare

* Financial institutions

* Utilities, vets and other critical services

* Petrol stations, truck stops and roadhouses

* Public transport

* Remaining port operations, commercial transport, freight and logistics

* Accommodation services at hotels, motels and other facilities

* Funeral or mortuary services

* Building, maintenance and construction

* Teachers and school support staff (must be fully jabbed by start of term one).

GROUP THREE - Workers must be fully vaccinated to attend work in the event of a lockdown:

* Other click and collect retail

* Bottle shops, newsagents, pet stores, wholesalers

* Critical conveyancing and settlement agents

* Government or local government if unable to work from home

* Some administrative services

* Journalists and media services

* Members of parliament and their staff

* Roadside assistance workers

* Critical forestry and other primary industries

* Critical factories, manufacturing, fabrication and production.

Australian Associated Press