Flu injections for volunteer visitors

On May 1st 2020 it became compulsory for anyone entering an aged care facility to have been vaccinated against flu. I would like to extend this requirement to all volunteers who visit Nursing Homes and homes of parishioners in the Parish.

While many of you may have the flu vaccine routinely, some of you may not. If you require the vaccination as a result of volunteering in these ministries, could you please have the vaccination when you feel comfortable venturing out to a doctor’s surgery.

Also the parish will require evidence that you have been vaccinated, the equivalent of a medical certificate. Doctor surgeries should have a pro forma for this. I am unsure of when we will be able to return to physical visits.

Thanking you for your assistance in this matter.

Fr. Alan