COVID-19 vaccine and the workplace

As the national rollout of COVID-19 vaccines takes place, it’s important to understand what this means for Queensland businesses in order to keep our community safe and healthy. Under the Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws, employers have a duty to eliminate, or if that is not reasonably practicable, minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace.

Is your business considering mandatory vaccinations?

See our COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, developed in consultation with Workplace Health and Safety Legislation and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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Queensland restrictions at 80% vaccination

Restrictions will be in place from December 17 for unvaccinated people – see the Queensland Government website for what it means for businesses plus FAQs.

For details on public health and social measures linked to vaccination status, see the plan.

See CCIQ’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to understand your workplace requirements, or head to the Fair Work Ombudsan website for more information.


For further support, contact CCIQ’s Employer Assistance Helpline on 1300 135 822 or become a CCIQ member for ongoing assistance. 


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