Employees required to be vaccinated
Employees may need to be vaccinated if they work in a high-risk setting as identified by the CHO.
Chief executives are authorised under sections 11 and 98 of the Public Service Act 2008 to give directions to their employees. This includes asking employees to be vaccinated to comply with CHO directions, or where there is identified risk to employees or others.
Paid time to receive vaccination
If an employee cannot attend a vaccination appointment outside work hours, they can attend during work time without loss of pay. This includes travel time to and from the appointment.
Requests to disclose vaccination status
Chief executives can request employees share their vaccination status as outlined in the CHO directive or agency direction.
If an employee refuses to disclose their vaccination status when asked, they may be issued with a lawful direction to do so.
Chief executives can also request the vaccination status of other people entering the workplace (e.g. employees from other agencies) to ensure the health and safety of everyone.
Proof of vaccination status
Vaccination status can be proven by providing a copy of, or sharing a: