ARA welcomes indemnity scheme

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Indemnity scheme provides confidence to employers on workplace vaccinations  

28 August 2021

Australian Retailers Association CEO Paul Zahra has welcomed the Federal Government’s indemnity scheme which provides employers with important protections to deliver workplace vaccinations.

“We’ve been advocating strongly for indemnity protections for employers so they can administer vaccines safely and confidently, and we’re pleased to see this scheme finally in place,” Mr Zahra said.

“Employers have been looking to the Federal Government for leadership and guidance on this matter, given the legal risks of workplaces administering jabs. This will now allow businesses to get on with finalising their workplace vaccination programs which will further improve take-up rates.

“The retail industry is strong and united in its support of getting as many Australians vaccinated as possible. We need to reach the 70 and 80% thresholds as quickly as we can to trigger the necessary freedoms for people and businesses in lockdown affected states. With the indemnity scheme in place, businesses can now play their part in accelerating Australia’s vaccine rollout.”

Source: Australian Retailers Association.

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