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YFS staff vaccination policy

In line with our commitment to meet our health and safety obligations in all our workplaces and protect the health of our workforce and the vulnerable people we support, the YFS Board has made a decision to require all YFS staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a medical exemption.  

The YFS Board and Leadership Team undertook risk assessments and consulted with our teams regarding vaccination and risk management. This decision is based on our assessment that mandatory vaccination is a necessary step to reduce the risks posed by COVID-19 to YFS staff and clients now that the Queensland borders are open.

YFS has always worked with the most vulnerable people and we will continue to do so. To be clear, unvaccinated people will continue to be able to access our services. We will also continue to encourage and support the people we work with to access vaccination.

As we move into the “living and working with COVID” phase, we are reviewing our strategies to maintain continuity of services while keeping staff and clients as safe as possible.