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CEO Instruction - Entry Restrictions No. 1.1 to a Health Care Facility - School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health

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CEO Instruction - Entry Restrictions No. 1.1 to a Health Care Facility - School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health

1. Background

The Director General has authority, pursuant to Section 233 of the School Education Act 1999 and the Public Sector Management Act 1994, to issue an instruction to any employee performing a function in the Department.

As a staff member of the School of Special Educational Needs: Medical and Mental Health (SSEN: MMH), the vaccination requirements for accessing health care facilities remain unchanged. 

Please note that the Director General’s CEO Instruction SSEN: MMH dated 18 November 2021 has been replaced by this instruction which outlines the ongoing requirements.

This instruction is a reminder that health support workers must continue to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or hold an exemption) to enter health care facilities in accordance with the Chief Health Officer’s Health Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (No 4) and the Booster Vaccination (Restrictions on Access) Directions (No 2) (the Directions). 

The Directions and associated information about the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the Western Australian Government website www.wa.gov.au. 

2. Instruction to health support workers

Employees who are required to enter, or remain at, a health care facility as part of their employment are instructed to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an authorised exemption under the Directions.

Employees are instructed to have:

  • a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine;
  • a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine; and
  • a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine within one calendar month of the date the person first became eligible; or
  • a medical exemption or temporary exemption in place.

Employees are instructed to provide the Department of Education with approved evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination or exemption. If such evidence is not provided to the Department, the employee will not be able to access a health care facility.

Employees who do not comply with the above instructions may be stood down without pay and may be subject to a disciplinary process, which may result in termination of employment.  

Lisa Rodgers

Director General

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