Silver Chain Group supports the National COVID-19 Vaccination Program. It aligns with our client-centred approach to health and care services. The vaccines used in the program have been determined as safe and effective by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
Silver Chain staff who provide direct care services are required to have obtained their first dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine by 15 November 2021 and their second dose by 10 December 2021. The vast majority of our staff are already fully vaccinated.
We have consulted with our staff, seeking their input on our policy on vaccination requirements to support our goal of achieving 100 per cent vaccination of our staff.
Other COVID-safe precautions remain in place such as:
- All staff undertake appropriate hand hygiene and PPE precautions as part of good clinical practice.
- All staff are encouraged to stay away from work if they display any cold and/or flu type symptoms and are asked to get tested for COVID-19.
We take the safety and wellbeing of our staff and clients very seriously. Organisationally, we support this with our Best Care approach to the delivery of aged and health care services nationally.