Two resources by the Institute of Community Directors and Maddocks, to ensure you have the most up-to-date information and the best advice available to help guide you through the rules that apply to vaccinations in the workplace.
Some dangerous epidemic or endemic diseases can be prevented, in whole or in part, by appropriate vaccinations. In such circumstances, communities and, by extension, employers have a duty to at-risk populations. The purpose of this policy is to outline the strategies and actions that your organisation intends to take to prevent the transmission of infectious diseases through the use of vaccinations.
The Epidemic and Pandemic Policy sample, which was published in April last year to meet the needs of organisations at the start of the covid-19 pandemic, has been updated to include vaccination provisions.
The Institute of Community Directors Australia’s Policy Bank is an amazing resource for not for profits to help with their policies. These policies from The Institute of Community Directors (an enterprise of ourcommunity.com.au) are free for any not-for-profit organisation to download and use, so long as it is for a non-commercial purpose and that the organisation is not paying a consultant to carry out this work. Click here for their full copyright guidelines.
Beth Koch is the National Network Organiser at the Australian Conservation Foundation. She initiated an event in October 2021 called The Future of Community Organising: An exploration hosted by Anita Tang and Australian Progress. The aim of the event was to talk through the challenges facing Organisers as communities move out of Covid-19 lockdowns. Here Beth outlines the key themes from the discussion and the many knotty problems for Organisers to work through together. There will be further exploration of these themes at FWD+Organise 2021.
Other resources in the Commons Library related to the pandemic. Including:
- Coronavirus infections_COVID 19 (Disease)
- Not for profit organisations_Non Government Organisations NGOs