The Australian Government is calling on the property industry to bring forward ideas to support the vaccine rollout. Here’s how you can help.
Wesfarmers has suggested Bunnings or Officeworks could be vaccination hubs, while Qantas has announced free frequent flyer points for those who get the jab.
Morrison says the Retirement Living Council has been working with its members to coordinate efforts of retirement community operators. There are also ongoing discussions with shopping centre owners, he says.
“There's a lot that business can do to support the vaccine rollout and the property industry stands ready to help,” Morrison says.
The Vaccine Task Force anticipates an adequate vaccine supply by the end of September. The challenge will then be to increase the capacity of the vaccine distribution network.
The Property Council is now putting out the call to all property owners and managers to support the effort, with the Task Force expressing a preference for outdoor proposals in capital and large regional city locations.
Property Council members can also support the vaccination rollout by reinforcing vaccine communication messages to tenants and staff, and by arranging for staff to be vaccinated by in-workplace providers.
The Property Council has lent its support for the Australian Government’s four-step pathway out of the COVID-19 crisis, which Morrison says “will encourage all Australians to be vaccinated as soon as possible and provide a greater sense of normality for the community”.