Critical and High-Risk Workers

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2021 9:14am

Critical and high-risk workers

Critical and high-risk workers in Phase 1b of COVID-19 vaccination include:

  • Emergency services personnel, including frontline police officers, fire and rescue personnel, corrective services officers
  • Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service volunteers
  • Active Australian Defence Force personnel
  • Australian Government officials about to be deployed or currently deployed overseas on official government business
  • Workers involved in manufacture of AstraZeneca vaccine and distribution/delivery of COVID-19 vaccines
  • Workers at licensed meat processing businesses
  • Workers directly involved in the manufacturing and distribution process, where the work is in a cold environment and workers are unable to maintain physical distancing requirements
    • Includes:
      • Abattoir workers, including attending veterinarians
      • Workers in boning rooms
      • Smallgoods manufacturers
      • Cold chain transport workforce
      • Seafood processing
    • Does not include:
      • Retail workers including butcher shops, fishmongers
      • Primary production workers, including fishing
      • Clerical workers