COVID-19 vaccination

Does the TAC expect that providers receive a COVID-19 vaccination?

The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for all individuals at this stage, therefore the TAC does not currently require service providers to be vaccinated. Each individual disability provider needs to make a decision about whether there is a need to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine in their workplace.

This is based on expert medical advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. See updated advice from the Australian Government regarding the vaccine.

Safe Work Australia has useful information and resources regarding the vaccine roll-out.

Are TAC clients expected to receive a COVID-19 vaccination if in receipt of services or support?

The COVID-19 vaccine is voluntary for all individuals at this stage, and clients should provide informed consent before having the vaccine. A provider may choose to require proof of vaccination to allow a service to be provided, however they are encouraged to seek advice to ensure privacy and discrimination issues are considered.

This is based on expert medical advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. See updated advice from the Australian Government regarding the vaccine.

Safe Work Australia has useful information and resources regarding the vaccine roll-out.