LEGAL UPDATE – Public Well being Instructions prolonged in Queensland
IN BRIEF By means of replace, we connect the Public Well being (Additional Extension of Declared Public Well being Emergency—COVID-19) Regulation (No. 2) 2022.
On 17 June 2022, Queensland’s declared public well being emergency for COVID-19 was prolonged to 11.59 pm on Thursday 22 September 2022.
Consequently, Public Well being Instructions (PHD) with an finish date of 24 June 2022 have been routinely prolonged till 11.59 pm on Thursday 22 September 2022. Instructions can be progressively up to date to reference the brand new date of twenty-two September 2022.
What does this imply for you?
If you’re an employer or office topic to the PHD, it’s now time to think about:
- The place you’ve gotten workers who will not be vaccinated, and topic to a contraindication, whether or not the contraindication certificates continues to be present. If it’s not present, it’s best to ask them for an replace on their vaccination standing. In the event that they proceed to work the place the contraindication certificates has expired, your office can be in breach of the PHD.
- The place you’ve gotten workers who will not be vaccinated, and never topic to a contraindication, however have taken prolonged go away or are working from house, it’s best to take into account whether or not the present association can proceed till 22 September 2022.
- If an worker isn’t vaccinated, and never topic to a contraindication, you could want to think about whether or not their employment can proceed. It is necessary in such instances that procedurally truthful processes are applied to make sure compliance with the Truthful Work Act 2009.
That is commentary revealed by Colin Biggers & Paisley for normal data functions solely. This shouldn’t be relied on as particular recommendation. It’s best to search your individual authorized and different recommendation for any query, or for any particular scenario or proposal, earlier than making any last determination. The content material is also topic to vary. An individual listed will not be admitted as a lawyer in all States and Territories. © Colin Biggers & Paisley, Australia 2021.