Please provide the below information to your workforce to support their COVID-19 vaccination.
All in-home and community aged care workers in LGAs of concern in Greater Sydney to have first dose COVID-19 vaccination by 30 August 2021.
In response to the current COVID-19 outbreak in NSW, the NSW Government has introduced new rules targeting Local Government Areas (LGA’s) of concern, which impact on in-home and community aged care providers and workers.
All in-home and community aged care workers who live in the LGAs of concern in Greater Sydney are subject to the New protections and compliance rules in NSW.
The new rules require that in home and community aged care workers who live in one of the below LGAs of concern, and who work outside their LGA of concern, are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at your work-site or they have had first dose vaccination by 30 August 2021:
- Georges River
- Penrith for the following suburbs: Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair and St Marys.
To support your workforce to get a first dose COVID-19 vaccine by 30 August, priority access is available at dedicated Pfizer Hubs operated by Commonwealth vaccine providers.
How to book priority Pfizer appointments
All in-home and community aged care workers who live in the above Local Government Areas of concern can book a vaccination appointment at dedicated aged care vaccination hubs.
Workers should identify themselves as in home and community aged care workers when booking their appointment as these hubs are only for aged care workers.
Vaccine Hub location
702 Woodville Road, Old Guildford
Call 1300 355 747
Suite 1/286-290 Church Street, Parramatta
Call 1300 355 747
Roseberry - Suite 203, 2/414 Gardeners Rd, Rosebery
Call 1300 542 444
Where else can workers get vaccinated?
In home and community aged care workers can also identify themselves as requiring priority vaccination and book a vaccination appointment now through the COVID-19 vaccine eligibility checker or the NSW Government website on how to get your COVID-19 vaccination
Primary care clinics
In-home and community aged care recipients and workers can get vaccinated at a GP clinic, a Commonwealth Vaccination Clinic (GP respiratory clinic), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Health Service or pharmacy.
State and territory vaccination clinics
In-home and community aged care workers and recipients can make an appointment to get vaccinated at a NSW vaccination clinic.
What workers should bring to their vaccine appointment
To confirm your eligibility for a priority vaccination, workers can provide the following documents:
- proof of identity (e.g. driver's licence, passport, birth certificate)
- proof of employment (e.g. one of the following):
- letter from your employer confirming priority access
- current work ID card or payslip showing you are currently employed at a residential aged care facility
- Medicare card if you have one. Workers are still eligible to get priority vaccination even if they do not have a Medicare card.