A message from the NSW Department of Education

In September 2021 a Public Health Order was issued requiring all staff in schools to be fully vaccinated by Monday 8 November, or hold an approved medical contraindication certificate.


Further to this, as detailed in two new determinations, it is now a condition of employment for all existing and new staff covered by either the Teaching Service Act or the Education (School Administrative and Support Staff) Act to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide evidence of this, or have an approved medical contraindication certificate.

The relevant determinations are:

All new and existing casual staff will be required to show evidence of COVID-19 vaccination status to an authorised officer (such as your principal or workplace manager) upon commencement of engagement or when requested.

Further information regarding the NSW Education Department COVID-19 vaccination requirements are available on the Vaccinations page of the department’s intranet.

If you have any questions regarding the requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations at the department, email covid.vaccinations@det.nsw.edu.au

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