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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination guidelines for RCH Contractors

  • In line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, contractors who are not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are unable to work at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) or on behalf of the RCH at another location, including in an RCH patient home.

    Requirements

    By 15 October 2021 all contractors working at the RCH or at another location on behalf of the RCH, including in an RCH patient home will need to:

    • Have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination; or
    • Have proof of a COVID-19 vaccination booking by 29 October 2021.

    Where a contractor is unvaccinated by 15 October 2021 but has proof of a COVID-19 vaccination booking by 29 October 2021, they may continue to work if they are wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which includes a surgical mask and face shield. For contractors working onsite PPE can be collected from the Main Street screening area. 

    By 29 October 2021, all contractors working at the RCH or at another location on behalf of the RCH, including in an RCH patient home, will need to:

    • Have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination; and
    • Have proof of a second COVID-19 vaccination booking by 15 December 2021.

    By 15 December 2021, all workers will need to have received both doses of a COVID-19

    Providing evidence of vaccination 

    The Sine Pro app will be used to collect evidence of vaccination from all RCH contractors. Upload your digital COVID-19 Certificate from your MyGov account to Sine Workflows.

    If you have not yet been vaccinated (both doses) but have an appointment for first/second dose you will need to upload evidence of that appointment to Sine Workflows

    Please upload this information by 14 October 2021. If you work on the RCH site once you have provided all evidence and that evidence is approved, the Sine Pro app will recognise your vaccination status and will not ask you again.

    All contractors entering the RCH site must continue to check-in using the Sine Pro app and complete the full attestation each time they attend the RCH. From 15 October 2021 the Sine Pro app will recognise you at check in and ask you to upload the vaccination evidence.

    If you do not upload the relevant evidence, you will not be able to work at the RCH or on behalf of the RCH at another location, including in an RCH patient homes until you do.

    Contact details

    For any questions please contact Oscar Nowak, Director, Facilities and Emergency Management on (03) 9345 9161 or at oscar.nowak@rch.org.au. Alternatively, you can also contact your designated RCH contact.