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COVID-19: Update from WALGA President and CEO
2 December 2021

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New Directions Released
The State Government have released three new Directions for Group 2 Workers. 
The Directions are Port Workers and Exposed Port Worker, Building and Industry Construction Worker and Education Worker.
These indicated that a worker covered by these Directions cannot enter the facilities covered by the Direction after 12.01am 1 January 2022 unless partially vaccinated and 12.01am 1 February 2022 unless fully vaccinated.
These Directions have potential implications for Local Government and WALGA is seeking clarification from the Deputy Chief Health Officer regarding:
  • If Local Government Marina’s are covered by the Port Worker Direction
  • The scope and coverage of the Building and Industry Construction Worker Direction
  • The impact of the Education Worker Direction on Creches.  
WALGA anticipates the remaining Group 2 Directions will be released progressively over the coming weeks.
For more information regarding the Directions, email the COVID-19 response team
Community Vaccination Funding Program
Local Governments and other organisations are eligible for up to $5000 to help engage priority groups to be vaccinated under a new funding program.

These groups include Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people who are homeless or sleeping rough, people with a mental health issue and those who are at greater risk of COVID-19.

The Funding of up to $5,000 is available for organisations, including not-for-profit organisations, Aboriginal corporations, and Local Government, to promote and facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations in their communities.

The funding can help organisations with activities including local educational programs about vaccines, venue hire for information sessions and vaccination events, and transportation to access vaccinations.

The program is being finalised with more details to be released soon.

For more information about COVID-19 vaccines, visit Roll up for WA 
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