Important update for all Honorary Justices on the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy

Honorary Justices who leave home to provide honorary justice services are required to be vaccinated.

On Thursday 14 October, the Acting Chief Health Officer issued theCOVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (No.2).

The Directions mean all Honorary Justices who need to leave their home to provide honorary justice services must demonstrate that they have:

  • received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine by 15 October 2021 or can provide evidence of an appointment before 22 October 2021
  • received both COVID-19 vaccine doses by 26 November 2021

Read the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions (No 2). (External link)

Under the Directions, the department is required to collect, hold and record vaccination information about Honorary Justices.

To learn more, you can read the Mandatory Vaccination Requirement for Honorary Justices Guideline.

It sets out:

  • what information you need to supply to verify your vaccination status
  • how your information will be stored and managed
  • options available for Honorary Justices who are unvaccinated and qualify for an exemption to provide their valuable services.

Please do not hesitate to send any questions and verification of your vaccination status via email to jp@justice.vic.gov.au (External link).