Double dose vaccination mandatory for all staff of Adelaide City Council

As of December 20, all employees in the city of Adelaide – including staff, contractors, volunteers, interns and interns – must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the CEO announced today from Adelaide City Council, Clare Mockler.

Adelaide City Council CEO Clare Mockler said in a statement this morning that after assessing the risks and benefits, it will be mandatory from 5 p.m. on December 20 for all council employees. ” be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

“We know that vaccination is essential to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the workplace and in the community and, along with my management team, I have a duty to ensure the safety and well-being of our people. employees at work, ”she said.

“We also have a duty to provide essential and capital services to our taxpayers, local businesses and our community at large.”

Mockler said the total number of employees affected by the warrant is around 1,200.

The move also applies to around 350 contractors – not counting temporary employees – and their staff.

The City of Adelaide operates a range of community centers, such as the Mental Health Shed, City Library, and Adelaide Aquatic Center.

Mockler said a fully vaccinated workplace would reduce risks to the health and safety of staff and “minimize” the disruption of services.

It would also help the city to be “resilient and recover” from the health and economic challenges presented by the coronavirus.

She said people on committees or boards, such as the Reconciliation Committee and the Adelaide Park Lands Authority, would not need to be double-dose vaccinated as part of the move.

The city of Adelaide was unable to provide CityMag a figure on the number of employees currently criticized against COVID-19 due to privacy concerns.

Mockler said “at this point” that elected members would not need to be doubly vaccinated as part of the term.

But as part of their risk assessment and planning for opening national borders, “[councillors] were asked to confirm their immunization status.

When asked if members of the public interacting with City of Adelaide staff should be double-dose vaccinated, Mockler said they “appreciate” the continued support from the community to heed SA Health’s advice. on “mask wearing, social distancing and other precautions to help stop the spread of COVID-19”.

The news comes a day after the announcement of a vaccination mandate for passenger transport for South Australian point-to-point drivers – including taxi, ride-share and chauffeur-driven drivers – working at metro and regional airports.

The instruction, issued by Police Commissioner Grant Stevens late Monday night, requires drivers to have at least one vaccine by Thursday with a reservation for a second.

The mandate also states that those whose work or duties are related to the provision of passenger transport services – including drivers, reservation and ticketing staff and security guards – must have at least one vaccination before the December 20.

When reporters asked Stevens yesterday if authorities are considering mandatory vaccines for other industries, he said “this is subject to the advice provided to me by SA Health.”

“Some may be referred to me in the very near future, but I am unable to comment on them at this time.”

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