CORONAVIRUS — VACCINATIONS — STUDENTS
1038. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Minister for Education and
(1) How will students who have not
been vaccinated be affected by mandating laws?
(2) In the event of a lockdown, will options such as
home schooling or remote access be funded by the Labor government?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) There is no
mandate for students to be vaccinated. However, students will be required to be
vaccinated to undertake work placements in some industries, per the Chief
Health Officer's public health directions.
(2) The McGowan government has relied on the advice of
the Chief Health Officer throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and it will
continue to do so. Schools have contingency plans in place to enable continuity
of learning irrespective of the restrictions that may be introduced.