COVID-19 Vaccine Update #013: Canteens and the vaccine

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Canteens and the vaccine

Fire and Emergency have agreed to adjust the SDCPF to allow Brigades the option of using the My Vaccine Pass for their canteen and on-station events.

Brigades must operate canteens consistently with the Government’s COVID-19 Protection Framework (CPF) rules regarding hospitality, as they are considered to be a food and drink business or service.

Brigades will need to decide how many people can attend a particular canteen event and based on that decision, they need to operate within the Government’s CPF rules. This may mean the use of the My Vaccine Pass is required (depending on the number of attendees).

For example, at Orange, if the My Vaccine Pass is used there is no limit on numbers; if not used, hospitality must be contactless.

The My Vaccine Pass can be applied to a single event or multiple events, anywhere on station.


Consultation on vaccination for other roles

Consultation has begun for Fire and Emergency roles that sit outside of the Health Order mandate, such as the Brigade Support role. Findings from this consultation process may affect 349 volunteers that are currently in this role.

The UFBA have been working with Fire and Emergency to ensure there is an accurate representation of the risks associated with to this role. We are also providing recommendations on the assessment process and mitigations.

Click here for the link to the consultation information page - https://portal.fireandemergency.nz/covid-19/consultation-vaccinations-outside-health-order/