On Monday, National Cabinet agreed that the COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will become mandatory by mid-September 2021.
Residential aged care workers must have received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by this time.
The requirement will be a condition of working in an aged care facility through shared state, territory and Commonwealth authorities and compliance measures.
The mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of residential aged care workers will be introduced in partnership with state and territories using existing mechanisms.
The Commonwealth will oversee compliance of the mandatory requirement through its reporting and compliances processes with all residential aged care providers.