Pickwick Group supports Australian Government initiatives that aim to encourage COVID-19 vaccinations.
Extended lockdowns in NSW and Victoria and the intermittent short, sharp lockdowns experienced in other States around Australia cause challenges to all our employees in offices and on the front line at our client sites. In light of this, we would like to send this appeal to all Pickwick Group employees.
First and foremost, we support the Australian Government’s campaign for all Australians to get vaccinated and encourage you to ‘take the next step’ and get your vaccine as soon as possible.
Given the nature of our business and the fact many of our clients provide essential services, you may be eligible for priority access to the vaccines. If you work in educational facilities, aged-care, hospitals, healthcare as well as other high-risk settings, we urge you to check your eligibility and book your COVID-19 vaccination.
While COVID-19 vaccines are considered our way out of lockdowns, and the way forward for economic growth and a return to a pre-COVID life, people who are vaccinated can still catch and give COVID-19 to others.
With this in mind, we all need to play our part in protecting the communities we live and work in by following Government restrictions and recommendations appropriate for our States. Regardless of where you live and whether you are vaccinated, there are ways you can continue to minimise the spread of infection, help prevent future lockdowns and support your local economy. Just some of these include:
- wearing a mask as per recommendations (indoors and outdoors as required)
- socially distancing in line with recommendations
- travelling within the recommended areas
- ordering takeaway meals from your local cafes and restaurants instead of dining out
- spending less time (not money) in shopping centres and making online purchases from your favourite stores
- avoiding large gatherings – stick to the recommended numbers when hosting or attending events
Together we can all make a difference. One person at a time, one household at a time, one business at a time. We really are all in this together. Find out more about COVID-19 vaccines and if you are a priority for vaccination.