The Public Health Act has replaced the Emergency Management Act as the primary legislation for the Disability Directive that came into effect in South Australia on 30 November 2021. The Directive is unchanged and Bedford must continue to require all staff, contractors, customers and visitors to be either fully vaccinated, or have had their first dose of a recognised vaccine and be booked in for their second dose in accordance with health recommendations before they can be permitted to access any Bedford site, subject to very limited exceptions. Additionally, as of 28 January 2022 all staff are required to receive or produce evidence of a booking to receive, a third dose (booster) of a TGA-approved COVID-19 vaccine within four weeks of becoming eligible.
All staff onsite are vaccinated, and the Direction obligates Bedford staff to sight vaccination certificates on arrival. If visitors have only had one dose of a vaccine, the Direction also obligates Bedford to sight evidence of the booking for the second dose. Bedford is committed to keeping the community safe by following these Directions.
These FAQs were last updated on 26 May, 2022