MANDATORY VACCINATION UPDATE
The Wirrpanda Foundation is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our staff, participants and community, and as such will be managing our obligations under the State Government’s Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. As an organisation servicing Aboriginal peoples (Group 1) and with staff located in schools (Group 2) the Foundation is supporting our staff to be fully vaccinated by the relevant dates as determined by the State Government.
Based on the latest health advice, a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for a majority of occupations and workforces in WA will be introduced in a phased approach.
The policy follows the existing mandates in place for workers in high-risk industries, including those interacting with people at an increased risk of being infected with COVID-19, or people who are vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19, or where they are necessary to avoid catastrophic risk to the safety of the community.
It is imperative that our priority remains the safety of our community as we work to provide increased education, employment and business opportunities for First Nations people.