The Victorian Government has announced vaccination requirements that apply to most workers who are working onsite in Victoria. In line with these requirements and the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, we anticipate that you will be required to ensure that:
From 15 October 2021, your team do not work outside of home unless they have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, have a current COVID-19 vaccine booking before 22 October 2021, or have an exemption from a medical professional
From 22 October 2021, your team do not work outside of home unless they have received one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or have an exemption from a medical professional
From 26 November 2021, your team do not work outside of home unless they have received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccine or have an exemption from a medical professional.
Coles expects our suppliers to ensure that they are compliant with these requirements and that, from the relevant dates, only vaccinated supplier team members visit our sites.
Coles team members in Victoria will not be checking vaccination status for any supplier representatives or field teams who visit our sites, however we request that supplier team members carry evidence of their vaccination status as required by the Victorian Government directions.
We understand that these requirements may impact your team members in different ways. Please let us know if you have any questions or are concerned about your ability to operate under these restrictions.
We will also be placing regular updates on the Supplier Portal as details become available so we would recommend you visit the portal frequently during this challenging period. If you have any questions on this direction, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss further.
As always, thank you for your ongoing support and partnership to Coles through this challenging time.