Bushfire Volunteers COVID 19 Vaccination

Published on Friday, 24 December 2021 at 2:27:23 PM

Bush Fire Volunteers

COVID 19 Vaccination

The health and safety of our staff, health workers, emergency service volunteers, business owners and community members is a priority. Preventing the spread of the COVID-19 is essential in order for our health system to cope if the virus was to spread to Corrigin.

We have over 200 experienced bushfire volunteers who are critical to ensuring the safety of our community and we appreciate your valuable contribution. 

 

Mandatory Vaccination

The WA Chief Health Officer has issued Fire and Emergency Services Worker (Restrictions on Access) Directions (2) under the Public Health Act 2016 requiring all fire and emergency services workers, including bush fire brigade volunteers, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

The directions mean that all volunteers need to have received their first vaccination by 31 December 2021 and second dose by 31 January 2022.

Unvaccinated volunteers are only able to attend a fire on their own property or if insufficient vaccinated volunteers are available.

 

Proof of Vaccination

Bushfire volunteers are required to provide evidence of vaccination status. Failing to provide proof of vaccination, or valid exemption is an offence, punishable by a fine of up to $20,000.

Once you have obtained your certificate or statement, you can provide to DFES or the Shire of Corrigin using the following options:

  1. Upload your certificate on the Volunteer Hub at www.volunteerhub.dfes.wa.gov.au/logon The Hub is a secure site and once complete, your vaccination status will be visible in your personal profile.

If you do not currently have access to the Volunteer Hub, or have forgotten your password, contact your DFES regional office in Narrogin on 6832 3110.

  1. Email DFES a PDF copy of your certificate to covidcert@dfes.wa.gov.au. To ensure your certificate is processed you must include:
  • Full name
  • Volunteer ID number
  • Name of your Brigade
  1. In Person. Take a copy of your certificate to DFES regional office in Narrogin.
  1. Email Shire of Corrigin a PDF copy of your certificate to shire@corrigin.wa.gov.au

For More Information

For more information and to stay up to date check the following websites:

www.wa.gov.au

www.dfes.wa.gov.au

 

Thank you for your co-operation.

 

Natalie Manton

Chief Executive Officer

FAQ for Volunteers

Local Government BFB - Vaccination Evidence Options

DFES Volunteer Hub - COVID 19 Vaccination Information

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