Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and 2021 forward plan

On Wednesday 17th November the South Australian Government announced a new direction for South Australian Education and Early Childhood Settings and a Covid Forward Plan for Early Childhood Services effective 23 November. 

The Emergency Management (Education and Early Childhood Settings Vaccination) (COVID-19) Direction 2021 requires that, from 11 December 2021, all persons working in a South Australian Education or Early Childhood setting must:

  • have received at least one dose of a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine; and
  • have received, or have evidence of a booking to receive, a second dose of a TGA approved COVID-19 vaccine within the interval after the first dose recommended by the ATAGI for that COVID-19 vaccine.

For detailed information see the COVID-19 Vaccination requirements for Education and Early Childhood settings frequently asked questions.

For more information about the vaccines and how to book an appointment in South Australia, visit SA Health website.
For information about COVID-19 vaccinations and the workplace, visit the Fair Work Ombudsman website.