NSW Health moves first jab deadline to September 19

After consultation with industry, NSW Health has extended its first jab deadline for authorised workers from 12 local government areas (LGAs) of concern until Sunday September 19.

This means workers can continue to work outside of the LGA they live in provided they have booked their COVID-19 vaccination by September 8 ensuring they have had their first dose by Sunday September 19.

From September 9, authorised workers will need to carry evidence of their booking if they wish to leave their LGA for work.

The current LGAs of concern are: Bayside, Blacktown, Burwood, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta, Strathfield, and some suburbs of Penrith.

This marks an extension of two weeks from the 6 September date announced on 30 August.

“Authorised workers under the age of 16 years remain exempt from the requirement to be vaccinated,” NSW Health said.

“If an authorised worker is not vaccinated or does not have a medical contraindication form, they will not be able to work outside their LGA after 19 September 2021. Workers from the LGAs of concern are offered priority bookings for vaccination.”

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