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Mandatory Vaccinations for School Bus Staff

2 June 2022

Dear Contractor

Mandatory Vaccinations

The State Government has released a statement today advising of changes to mandatory vaccinations effective from 10 June 2022. 

“Effective from June 10, 2022, WA’s mandatory vaccination policy will be updated in line with health advice and will only apply to workforces working with the most vulnerable to protect them from severe disease.This means workers in the following sectors must be triple dose vaccinated to be able to enter their work premise:

  • Healthcare and health support workers in hospitals and primary health care settings;
  • Workers in residential aged care; and
  • Workers in residential disability settings.

The vaccine requirements in place on other workforces will be removed from this date.

The changes to the policy are in line with national advice from AHPPC which supports mandatory vaccination for workers in these sectors, with mandates for these groups continuing to be implemented in most other Australian jurisdictions.”

This means it is no longer mandatory for school bus drivers, bus aides and bus wardens to be fully vaccinated to be employed from the effective date.

For further guidance please visit Department of Premier and Cabinet website for media statements at:

httpss://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/McGowan/2022/06/More-public-health-measures-phased-out-following-WAs-soft-landing.aspx

Masks on Public Transport

There is no change to the current requirement of wearing masks on ‘orange’ school buses for all high school aged students and adults travelling on the service.

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