COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccination Assessment Tool) Regulations 2021

  • revoked
  • COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccination Assessment Tool) Regulations 2021: revoked, on 12 May 2022, by clause 3 of the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccination Assessment Tool) Regulations Revocation Order 2022 (SL 2022/130).
7 Assessment tool

(1)

The assessment tool entails consideration of the following factors:

(a)

the environment in which a worker carries out work; and

(b)

the proximity of a worker to other people; and

(c)

the time in which a worker is in the proximity of other people; and

(d)

whether the worker provides services to other people who are vulnerable to COVID-19.

Environment factor

(2)

If a worker, during all or part of their time working, carries out work—

(a)

in an internal area that is less than 100 square metres, the answer is yes:

(b)

outside or in an internal area that is at least 100 square metres, the answer is no.

Proximity factor

(3)

If a worker, during all or part of their time working, carries out work in circumstances in which being able to maintain physical distancing of 1 metre or more from other people—

(a)

is unreasonable, the answer is yes:

(b)

is reasonable, the answer is no.

Time factor

(4)

If a worker carries out work—

(a)

for more than 15 continuous minutes at a distance less than 1 metre from the same individual, the answer is yes:

(b)

for 15 continuous minutes or less at a distance less than 1 metre from the same individual, the answer is no.

Vulnerability factor

(5)

If a worker provides a service to other people whom the worker’s PCBU considers—

(a)

to be vulnerable to COVID-19, the answer is yes:

(b)

not to be vulnerable to COVID-19, the answer is no.

Assessment

(6)

If a PCBU ascertains that the answer is yes for at least 3 of the 4 factors specified in subclauses (2) to (5), it is reasonable for the PCBU to require a worker or a class of workers to be vaccinated to carry out work for the PCBU.