NSW Public Health Order for Disability Services

Yesterday afternoon, the NSW Government announced that it was expanding mandatory vaccinations to Disability Services.

You can read the amended Public Health Order here.

What does this mean for you?

Disability workers in NSW, who provide in person support to a person with a disability, will be required to:

  • have received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 25 October 2021
  • have received at least 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine by 29 November 2021

You can find a list of vaccination points at this link.


The vaccination requirements do not apply to a person who provides disability services who is unable, due to a medical contraindication, to be vaccinated against COVID-19, and has a certificate, in the form approved by the Chief Health Officer, issued by a medical practitioner, specifying the medical contraindication that makes the worker or provider unable to be vaccinated.

What now?

The Health Services Union has serious concerns about the timeframes and implications this order has on staffing as members try to get vaccinated in time. We are raising these concerns with the NSW Government.

If you are having difficulty getting a vaccination appointment, or have a question about the Public Health Order, please contact the HSU Member Services Division on 1300 478 679 or [E-Mail not displayed].