Optometrists practising in Tasmania must be vaccinated against COVID-19 following a directive by The Tasmanian Government today.
The Tasmanian Government announced that all workers under the Public Health Direction are required to have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine or provide evidence of a booking or vaccine exemption form by 31 October 2021, to be able to enter or remain on the premises, or provide health services outside of these premises.
Workers in health care settings include… Private provider facilities, such as general practitioners, private nurse offices and consulting offices
Workers in health care settings include the following (as per Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) national definition) places where people work:
- Public health settings including public hospitals, public health clinics, ambulance services, patient transport services, and other health services managed by a jurisdiction.
- Private health facilities, being a private hospital or day procedure centre, or specialist outpatient services.
- Private provider facilities, such as general practitioners, private nurse offices and consulting offices.
- Education settings in which health care students are managed to undertake placement, registration, and/or internships in clinical settings for example UTAS and TasTAFE.