Congrats ACT, we are thrilled that you are open!
To make things easier we have put together a summary of all the important points to know for your business and as an employee.
ABIC is here to support everyone and every choice, as a not for profit organisation we remain neutral and are here to convey government information in a way that is easy to understand and apply, so that you are able to make an informed decision about your business and workplace.
If the information below doesn't answer all of your questions, please feel free to email us on [email protected] and we will be happy to answer all of your questions.
We are wishing you a fabulous, smooth, and prosperous reopening.
Stefanie Milla - CEO ABIC
Here is a a chart that identifies all the stages of ACT plan from Phase A to D in an easy to read chart:
Here is the details of the pathway starting today 15th OCT 2021.
*Please note that, Beauty and Aesthetics is open to a 5 clients maximum limit at one time.
Here is information on your COVID SAFETY PLAN
Here are all the posters and resources you need for your business to open:
LINK - https://www.act.gov.au/business/business-resources
Here are the CRB Check In requirements:
LINK - https://www.act.gov.au/business/keeping-your-business-covid-safe/check-in-cbr
Here is what you do if there is a covid case in your business:
LINK - https://www.act.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/1823335/PICC0362-FS-Guidance-for-businesses-and-workplaces-Covid-case_AW.1.pdf
COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Self Tests for Home and Workplace
The Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) has approved three Covid-19 rapid antigen self-tests for home and workplace use in Australia from 1 November.
It includes two oral fluid tests and one nasal swab test. Results of the rapid tests are expected within 15 minutes.
Rapid antigen testing is expected to become a key layer in community protection from Covid-19 once states open up.
COVID-19 rapid antigen self-tests that are approved in Australia | Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA)
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Exemptions
ABIC is here to support everyone and every choice, as a not for profit organisation we remain neutral and are here to convey government information in a way that is easy to understand and apply, so that you are able to make an informed decision about your business and workplace. Here is information on your rights.
VEOHRC Explainer: Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and your rights
OAIC: COVID-19: Vaccinations and my privacy rights as an employee
Needing some businesses support, here is some valuable information:
What counts as proof of vaccination?
Australians can access proof of vaccination after they have been vaccinated through myGov, their vaccination provider (including a medical practitioner) or the Australian Immunisation Register. See Services Australia – How to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccinations for details.
This is the Workplace Legal Advice Program and information for employers and employees:
Some employers are eligible for FREE independent legal advice for workplace issues arising from the coronavirus outbreak from our Workplace Legal Advice Program. See more information here:
COVID-19 vaccinations: workplace rights and obligations
This link contains the following types of information and will be very important for you to know if you employ staff:
- Managing vaccinations in the workplace
- Requiring employees to be vaccinated
- Refusing directions to be vaccinated
- Providing evidence of vaccination
- COVID-19 vaccinations: resolving workplace issues
- COVID-19 vaccinations: legislation and public health orders
- Does an employer need to consult when implementing a workplace policy about coronavirus vaccinations?
- Do employees have to be paid for the time to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
- Can an employee take sick leave to get vaccinated against COVID-19?
- Can employees take paid time off if they feel unwell after being vaccinated?
- Can an employee refuse to attend the workplace because a co-worker isn’t vaccinated against coronavirus?
Is a Public Health order a law?
Yes, is it for the time period that it is valid and active.
Can you refuse entry or service to a person lawfully?
Yes, as you have the right to decide who can enter your business.
Legally will we be covered if we refuse unvaccinated clients?
Business have the right to refuse entry and services to clients, however it is important to understand the discrimination laws in Australia.
This is an explanation regarding discrimination concerning vaccination questions:
If you have a question that has not been asked or answered in this blog please email us on [email protected]