On Thursday 7 October the Victorian Chief Health Officer (CHO) issued new COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions.

Vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be strongly encouraged by the Victorian Government and your vaccination efforts to date are greatly appreciated.

Those volunteers that are directly engaged in a DELWP-led activity are required to have mandatory vaccinations. We will be seeking an assurance from each relevant volunteer group/organisation that its volunteers have met mandatory vaccination requirements.

For all other volunteers that are working under the auspice of a volunteer group or volunteer-involving organisation, it is the responsibility of each of these groups to follow CHO directions for vaccinations. The directions that may apply to you depend on the nature of the activities being undertaken.

We encourage all individuals and organisations to strongly consider their safety and that of their wider community, including volunteers, visitors and staff.

We understand that many volunteers are keen to recommence activities as soon as possible.  We ask that you continue to monitor the situation closely and follow government health advice. Please stay safe and take care.

For up-to-date health information visit www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au.

Page last updated: 12/11/21