CONSTRUCTION workers are at the heart of a four-week compliance blitz ensuring that the sector is adhering to COVIDsafe guidelines since work sites have been identified as major sources of transmission.
Some 20,000 priority Pfizer appointments will be made available to construction workers at all sites across Victoria, excluding drive-through vaccination sites. The Government will also supply Incolink, an industry fund supporting construction workers, with unlimited supply of AstraZeneca for their construction vaccination program.
Anyone who works at a site where civil works, building or construction activities take place, including contractors and architects working on-site, are eligible. All workers should book via the Coronavirus hotline between Monday and Friday to ensure they receive priority access.
Many people working in construction are young, highly mobile and unvaccinated. Because of the public health risks, a ‘zero tolerance’ approach is being harnessed to send a clear message about non-compliance.
For more information, contact the coronavirus hotline on 1800 675 398 or visit coronavirus.vic.gov.au