06 Jan 2022 2:26pm
The Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 has been revoked and replaced by the Emergency Management (Healthcare Setting Workers Vaccination No 5) (COVID-19) Direction 2022. This Direction will take effect at 12.01am on 29 January 2022.
Key changes include:
From 29 January 2022, people who engage in work or perform duties in Healthcare Settings need to within 4 weeks of becoming eligible have a COVID-19 booster shot (third dose), or have evidence of a booking to receive a COVID-19 booster shot.
This applies to all persons engaging in work or duties at a Healthcare Setting including clinicians, ambulance workers, allied health workers, cleaners, administrative and executive staff and students undertaking placement, regardless of whether they work in a patient or a non-patient area.
It also applies to all people who attend a Healthcare Setting incidentally, such as delivery drivers or suppliers.
However, a person who engages in work or performs duties in Healthcare Settings is not required to have a COVID-19 booster shot if:
Other existing requirements remain.
The information above only highlights the key changes made to the Directions and does not reflect all requirements. Members of the public are encouraged to see the full Directions for further information.
All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations
If you require further information you can call the SA COVID-19 Information Line on 1800 253 787 between the hours of 8am to 8pm 7 days per week or go to the SA Health website at www.sahealth.sa.gov.au or www.sa.gov.au/covid-19