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POLICIES AND PROTOCOL – SP022

St Ann’s College COVID Vaccination Policy

26 November 2021
PURPOSE

To ensure that St Ann’s College employees and students are protected, so far as is reasonably practicable, from COVID-19 and its most significant impacts, the College Council has decided to make access to the campus contingent on full and up to date vaccination status as per SA Health Guidelines.


POLICY STATEMENT

St Ann’s College is committed to protecting employees, students, contractors and all others who may visit the college premises, from COVID-19 infection. St Ann’s College supports the importance of discussion and promotion around an individual’s freedom of choice however the College has a duty to provide a safe environment for all students.


APPLICATION

As of the 31st of January 2022, it will be mandatory for all who wish to gain access to the site and or sites to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


All people who work on, reside in, or visit St Ann’s College of 187 Brougham Pl, North Adelaide (including Melbourne House), will need to be fully vaccinated with an Australian Health Department approved COVID-19 vaccine.


This policy applies to all people on the college premises at any time, including but not limited to employees, volunteers, students, contractors, and visitors of any type.


Exemption to this policy due to medical grounds will be considered upon production of an official SA Health exemption.


MONITORING

- All staff must provide proof of vaccination by the 26th of January 2022.


- All students must provide proof of vaccination prior to receiving their room keys. Students who cannot show proof will not be allowed to reside in the college.


- All volunteers e.g., Council, and other regular visitors must produce proof the first time they visit the College from 26th January 2022.


- All suppliers must show proof of vaccination immediately when they enter the site and prior to commencing work from 26th January 2022.


- All visitors to the College must show proof of vaccination via the Government approved app that they have been fully vaccinated (as recommended by SA Health) from 26 January 2022.


Proof of vaccination can be supplied to any of the office staff during office hours and staff have the right to request proof from any person on site at any time. Out of office hours, proof of vaccination must be provided to either a Residential Tutor or the person being visited. Random checks may be carried out on occasions. Vaccination records will be maintained in a confidential register.

People who cannot prove they have been fully vaccinated will be asked to leave the College premises until they can show proof. All decisions regarding exemption will be made by the Principal or the Principal’s delegate and will be final.

*This policy is subject to change at any time on receipt of advice from SA Health and/or during a regular policy review.