Master Landscapers of SA will require two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone attending our business premises. In line with the growing number of prominent South Australian event venues requiring that all attendees are double vaccinated against COVID-19, we have taken the same position for our own workplace. The requirement to be double vaccinated to be on-site includes our employees, board members, visitors and the public.
Effective immediately, any attendees at an MLSA event, training program, meeting, information or networking session, either at MLSA or at any external location, must have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Attendees with a SA Health approved medical exemption will be able to attend any of our offerings by producing a negative COVID-19 test valid for 72 hours.
We are intent on protecting MLSA Representatives so they can continue to provide important business support services for our Members when needed most. Accordingly, until further notice, fully vaccinated MLSA Representatives can only attend an off-site event, training program, meeting, information or networking session if the individuals present are also fully vaccinated. In addition, all suppliers and service providers of MLSA must have had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to enter our building from 23 November 2021.
We take our responsibility under the Work Health Safety Act very seriously. We have a clear obligation and duty of care to those who join the MLSA community through work, events and networking. This is not an easy topic to consider and there are many opinions. Nonetheless, MLSA continues to be proactive in this next stage as we face the inevitable entry of COVID-19 into our community. MLSA acknowledges this is a dynamic situation and we will be vigilant in updating this policy as the situation changes.
With the release of the COVID-19 risk assessment and management guidance from SA Health, we encourage Members to review the relevant procedure here:
Throughout this period, the MLSA has continued to support Members and any threat to our business continuity is not an option. We remain committed to regularly revisiting this policy as we do not want to see any restrictions in place for a day longer than needed.