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Updated October 14 – Victorian Government Information about workers required to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Workers required to be vaccinated

The following workers who are leaving home for work:

  • Physical recreation workers (including Yoga Teachers)

A physical recreational worker is someone who:

  • works at or in connection with:
    • a facility used or partly used for sport, sport racing or physical recreation
    • a play centre
    • a trampolining centre
    • a swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, spa, sauna, steam room or spring facility
  • who provides personal training services

Authorised workers

From 15 October 2021, in order to work onsite at a work premises, you must be able to provide evidence to your employer that you have:

  • received at least your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • have a booking to receive your first dose by 22 October 2021, or
  • have a medical exemption evidenced by an authorised medical practitioner

This means that from 22 October 2021 onwards, you need to have received at least your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine (unless you have a medical exemption) to attend work.

From 26 November 2021, you will also be required to provide evidence to your employer that you have received your second dose (unless you have a medical exemption) to attend work.

A work premises is anywhere you are required to be for your work outside the home (for example, a real estate work premises would include a home inspection, not just head office).

If you are working at or in any of the industries or facilities below, these requirements apply to you – including if you are:

  • an employee
  • a contractor (engaged by the employer or a third party)
  • a volunteer
  • a student on placement.

How do I show evidence of my vaccination?  

Evidence of your vaccination can include your Immunisation History Statement, or digital certificate, or a letter from a GP. 

In the period before your immunisation history is updated, evidence of vaccination can include a recent booking confirmation email, or the card received at the time of vaccination. 

What happens if I don’t meet these requirements?  

If you can’t provide your employer with evidence that you meet the vaccination requirements for your industry which are outlined above, then your employer cannot allow you to enter the work premises (i.e. come on-site) to work. 

If you are unable to attend work, this may affect your employment. 


Update October 8 – Victorian Government Information for Industry & workers required to be vaccinated against Covid-19

Relevant for Yoga Teachers: 

Workers required to be vaccinated 

The following workers will be required to show evidence of their vaccination to their employer by a certain date in order to continue working. 

Authorised worker 

  • personal trainers (with an ABN for this purpose) providing services solely outdoors and not at a residential premise; or 
  • broadcasting online classes from physical recreation facilities (no more than 5 people at the facility) 

What is an authorised provider or authorised worker? 

Authorised providers are businesses and organisations that can open in Restricted Areas (i.e., metropolitan Melbourne and Restricted Area LGAs in regional Victoria) when there are only five reasons to leave your home, with an authorised worker being those individuals required to perform the essential tasks delivered by these businesses and organisations. 

Anyone on this list – even if not in a locked-down area, must comply with this requirement. 

How do I show evidence of my vaccination? 

Evidence of your vaccination can include your Immunisation History Statement, or digital certificate, or a letter from a GP. 

In the period before your immunisation history is updated, evidence of vaccination can include a recent booking confirmation email, or the card received at the time of vaccination. 

What happens if I don’t meet these requirements? 

If you can’t provide your employer with evidence that you meet the vaccination requirements for your industry which are outlined above, then your employer cannot allow you to enter the work premises (i.e. come on-site) to work. 

If you are unable to attend work, this may affect your employment. 

Update September 26 – Victoria To Hit 80 Per Cent First Dose Vaccination Target

STATEWIDE RESTRICTIONS FROM 11.59PM TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2021

The most relevant new changes for Yoga Teachers below:

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire

  • Travel limit of 15km from place of primary residence
  • Outdoor personal training: Allowed with up to 5 fully vaccinated
    people and a fully vaccinated trainer

For more information visit:


Updated September 20 – Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering The National Plan


Updated September 16 – VIC: New Freedoms When 70 Per Cent First Dose Target Reached

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has recommended some modest easing to restrictions from 11.59pm Friday, 17 September in lockdown areas of metropolitan Melbourne and Ballarat – expanding outdoor social interaction, exercise, the distance you can travel from home and more. There will also be some changes to COVIDSafe settings in regional Victoria – excluding the City of Ballarat. See 210916 Table of Restrictions for all changes.

The most relevant new changes for Yoga Teachers below:

Metropolitan Melbourne and the City of Ballarat

  • Public gatherings: Permitted for personal training for up to two people plus the trainer
  • Indoor physical recreation & sport – closed: Broadcast permitted with maximum five people

Regional Victoria and Greater Shepparton

  • Indoor physical recreation facilities: Open with 10 people indoor and 20 outdoor per venue.

For more information visit:


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