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Changes to meet COVID-19 spike

New pandemic orders from 11.59pm tonight will mean workers in key sectors will need to have had their third booster vaccination to work onsite.

The rules will apply to health, aged and disability-care, emergency-service, correctional-facility, quarantine, accommodation and food-distribution workers. 

The State Government has introduced the changes in response to the latest rate of COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations and to protect key industries from the risk of outbreaks and ‘super-spreader’ events.

Workers eligible for a third dose on or before today will have until Saturday, February 12 to get their booster. 

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Health Minister Martin Foley said in another step to reduce risks, indoor dancefloors in hospitality and entertainment venues would close from 11.59pm tonight and further visitor restrictions would apply to hospitals and aged-care settings.

Information on updated COVID-safe settings and vaccination requirements will be available online at when orders come into effect tonight.

The entire January 12, 2022 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!