Federal government finalises No-Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme

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Federal government finalises No-Fault COVID-19 Indemnity Scheme

After extensive consultation with various key industries, the Federal government has finalised details of a no-fault COVID-19 Vaccine Claim Scheme.

The scheme, which becomes operational on Monday 6 September 2021, is designed to provide compensation on a no-fault basis for anyone who suffers from severe side effects after receiving either Pfizer or AstraZeneca COVID-19 inoculations.

The scheme is limited to claims above $5,000, as determined by a team of independent experts. It will support employers who increasingly are encouraging their employees to get fully vaccinated against the virus, to prevent further transmission to co-workers, clients or members of their families.

Although severe reactions are rare, it is reassuring that the scheme will provide monetary relief in these situations.

Further information about the scheme is available from the following link:

COVID-19 vaccine claims scheme | Australian Government Department of Health

For questions about the pandemic, inoculations, or other employment questions, please contact Dean Cameron at Workforce Advisory Lawyers – We Know Employment Law on 1300 WAL LAW, 0417 622 178 or via email to dean.cameron@workforceadvisory.com.au

Disclaimer: This information is provided as general advice on workplace relations and employment law. It does not constitute legal advice, and it is always advisable to seek further information regarding specific workplace issues. Liability limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation.

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