COVID-19 Vaccination Order – Health Workforce

DHBs have issued guidance to assist community healthcare providers contracted by DHBs to implement the government’s COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021, which took effect on 25 October 2021.  The guidance is for contracted providers in the following sectors:

  • primary care
  • community pharmacy
  • Māori health
  • aged residential care
  • home and community support
  • mental health and addiction
  • disability support
  • oral health

The Guidance can be found below.

Please note: Amendments to the COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Order 2021 regarding the medical exemption process were published on 5 November 2021.  Please refer to the Ministry of Health website for the latest information on medical exemptions and Ministerial exceptions.

The Health Workforce and the COVID-19 Order - Guidance for Community Health Providers

1 November 2021   

Overarching guidance for healthcare providers contracted by DHBs to implement the health workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Order. 

Guidance for Community Provider Managers- Implementation Process for Unvaccinated Staff            

1 November 2021

Guidance for community healthcare provider managers on implementing the health workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Order.

Community Providers FAQs

1 November 2021

FAQs for employees of community healthcare providers on the implementation process for the health workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Order.

 

Templates

Letter - Notice of Standing Down [35kb];

1 November 2021

A template letter for community healthcare providers to use as relevant if they need to send a notice of stand down to employees as a result of health workforce COVID-19 vaccination Order.

Letter – Notice of Termination [23kb]

1 November 2021

A template letter for community healthcare providers to use as relevant if they need to send a notice of termination to employees as a result of health workforce COVID-19 vaccination Order.

 

Community pharmacy

 In Publications and Resources - COVID-19, you'll find: 

  • Advice to community pharmacy contract-holders on the national approach to implementing COVID-19 immunisation services through community pharmacy.
  • Guidance for potential COVID-19 exposure in the community pharmacy workplace.

Primary care integration programme

In the Agreements section, you can find information regarding the COVID-19 immunisation programme and COVID-19 assessments.


 

Keep up to date on the official COVID-19 website
Last updated: 12/11/21