What leave do I use to take time off to go and get my vaccination? What if I have a reaction to the dose?
If you are a public sector employee directly employed on a permanent or fixed-term basis, employers are allowing reasonable work time for you to get the vaccine. If you are a casual employee, your employer may allow you to get the vaccine during a rostered shift where it is operationally convenient. The CPSU/CSA are advocating for the provisions for casuals to be strengthened.
Once you have been advised that you are eligible for a vaccine, you need to speak with your line manager before making a booking. This will help your agency and your team ensure work and services continue. View WA Government FAQs for public sector employees.
Following the CPSU/CSA's advocacy in recent months, we are also pleased to announce that Government Sector Labour Relations (GSLR) have updated Circular 6/2020 - Leave Arrangements for COVID-19 to extend COVID-19 leave to people experiencing adverse reactions following a COVID-19 vaccination who don’t have personal or sick leave available. This is available to all public sector employees including casuals. View Circular 6/2020.