While State and territory public health orders are continually being updated to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, some employers might find themselves in a situation where it is a condition of employment for their workers to have received a (double) vaccination against COVID-19.
In this situation employees are required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status to their employer.
How can staff employees easily share their vaccination status?
Rather than asking staff to email or print sensitive medical information, Microkeeper can be used to streamline the supply and secure record keeping of the vaccination status.
You can follow the same process you would use when collecting and storing other licenses and certificates in the “skills” section.
The video below will show exactly how you can create a 'skill' in Microkeeper, and how an employee can complete this.
Employees will find your instructions in their Employee Console and be able to submit their documents on the spot.
In the “Skill Management” overview (accessible via Menu > Payroll > Skill Management) submissions can be viewed, edited, declined or approved in one central location.
What documents can employees use to prove their vaccination status?
Proving a vaccination status can be done easily by uploading either;
- A COVID-19 Digital Certificate, available for people who have received all required doses of a vaccine as approved for use in Australia.
- An Immunisation History Statement, which displays all vaccinations or medical contraindications and authorised exemptions, including COVID-19, that have been reported to the Australian Immunisation Register.
- Other proof of a relevant medical exemption (e.g. a letter from a GP)
Questions? More resources
The full guide on how to collect documents from staff in Microkeeper is available here.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has a resource regarding workplace rights and obligations concerning COVID-19 vaccinations, accessible here.