COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order comes into force at 11.59 pm on 30 April 2021. Its purpose is to prevent, and limit the risk of, the outbreak or spread of COVID-19 by requiring work at certain places to be carried out by affected persons who are vaccinated. The order creates duties in this regard for certain persons and relevant PCBUs.

A breach of the requirements is an infringement offence under section 26(3) of the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 (the Act) for which a person or a relevant PCBU is liable to an infringement fee of $300 or a fine not exceeding $1,000.

This order must be approved by a resolution of the House of Representatives before the expiry of the period described in section 16(2) of the Act. If this does not happen, the order is revoked on the expiry of that period.