We have provided you with an extensive list of alternative letters that you can mix and match as per your needs and requirements. The letters are further supported by the extensive research, studies and science in our Supportive Info section. Please make use of these letters before lodging a complaint.
Mask mandates don't seem to be going away.
The different governments seem to like to impose them whenever they feel like it. Even if you have a lawful medical reason for not wearing a mask, a lot of organisations still refuse people service or entry because they are not wearing a mask. Often they ask for proof of the medical reason for not wearing a mask.
HRA letters are a point of reference for you & any organisation refusing you service or entry, making the government directions about lawful reasons for not wearing a mask, easy to find & read when confronted. The letters have your name on them & are on our letterhead. We recommend you print one out and keep it on you at all times when mask mandates are in place, in case you are confronted.
If you would like one to help safeguard against being discriminated against, please click the button below.
Recently it was bought to our attention school principals in Victoria can deem a teenager mature enough to make their own decision as to whether they receive a vaccination or not. We found this alarming, especially with the roll out of the Covid vaccine in Australia.
If you are as alarmed as us about this & want to put your child's school on notice that you do not give consent for them to administer the vaccine under any circumstances, please complete the form & HRA will send you a letter to provide to the school, putting them officially on notice that your child is NOT TO HAVE THE COVID VACCINE.
You can use this as a reference to your rights and the airlines own policies regarding mask exemptions when travelling domestically.
We recommend you print one out and keep it on you at all times when mask mandates are in place, in case you are confronted.
As a safeguard, we recommend having a letter from your health practitioner with you as well, to avoid being refused service because you do not have proof of your lawful medical condition preventing you from wearing a mask.
Use this letter if you have been instructed to receive the COVID vaccination before being permitted entry to an aged care facility, as a visitor.
Residents enter these facilities with the guarantee that their loved ones have proper access to visitation. Mandating that every visitor submit to a COVID vaccine is in direct contravention of this fundamental right in the aged care contract. If facilities enforce this mandate, they are repudiating that contract.
This vaccine is an experimental nanotechnology that has never been tested on animals or humans before. Scientists do not know its long-term effects on the human body. Forcing somebody to submit to an experiment so they can visit their loved ones is amoral and a severe curtailment of human rights.
This letter has been drafted by our legal counsel, is personalised and is on HRA letterhead.
In an employment situation, you may be required to provide a general medical exemption from your medical practitioner. Despite the fact that the Department of Health in most States and Territories do not require you to provide such evidence even to your employer, it may expediate the matter for you to obtain a medical exemption and avoid conflict.
Note: The medical exemption does have to specify the exact reason. It only needs to state that you have a legitimate medical reason to be exempt. We note here that the majority of the population will experience serious breathing difficulties as a result of wearing a mask for extended periods of time. This is not rocket science. In those circumstances, we recommend that you obtain such evidence and provide it to your employer by email.
It is insufficient for you to argue that your contract does not allow your employer to change the terms of your employ. Your employer most certainly is bound by Government mandates. In the absence of a mandate, your employer and/or service provider cannot go beyond what the Government has ascertained as safe. We are aware that the Fair Work Commission has taken a very expansive approach of what employers can and can’t request from their employees. However, we believe these issues are still subject to be tested before the Courts before we can clearly state that employers can set whatever boundaries and demands they want. We don’t think that such an approach is justified or lawful where there is disability discrimination, merit-based considerations around the legitimacy of arguing that masks and PPE are essential in healthy workers and the implications of going beyond the jurisdiction of Government during states of emergency.
If the Employer, whether with active mandates or without active mandates, reject the 1st letter and still persist on wanting to force you to see their own doctor and/or psychiatrist to assess you, and persist on the OH&S reasons, you can either participate in the medical assessment and see whether their medical practitioner accepts your reasons or outright reject it and rely on discrediting the science behind the masking.
Your Employer may also argue that you are unfit for work if your medical exemption shows you can’t wear masks. Such arguments are often framed that you are safety risk if you don’t wear a mask. It is an outrageous proposition however to suggest that you are a safety risk if you are healthy and have no symptoms of disease. The mask does not protect anyone from transmission of disease.
If you find yourself confronted by an employer who is persisting that you do an RT-PCR test when you have no symptoms, then we suggest you challenge them by sending them this letter.
RT-PCR testing as part of mandatory surveillance testing by employers and service providers such as hospitals, schools and the like.
RT-PCR Testing as part of a school request after a child has been absent due to influenza like symptoms, or by an employer after the employee has been absent due to influenza or cold like symtoms.
In general, RT-PCR testing is completely voluntary and not mandatory. Currently, if you are diagnosed with Covid-19 or are deemed as a "close contact" to someone who has been diagnosed with Covid-19, governments accross the states and territories generally have issued directions to deal with the circumstances that require you to self-isolate or self-quarantine.
As an example, in Victoria, the following directions cover those requirements:
Importantly, as part of those requirements the only entity that can make an assessment as to your diagnosis or close contact status is a qualified individual from the Department of Health in your state and territory.
Employers and schools do not have the legal right to make such determinations or diagnosis. Therefore, they cannot compel you to quarantine, or request that you have a test to clear yourself of a medical status they suspect you of having.
In these circumstances, you can use this letter to send to your employer or school on behalf of yourself or your child.
This is also an alternative letter if you are demanded to be mandatorily tested by “anyone” without the authorisation of the Chief Health Officer.
Soon we will provide the relevant references for the other states and territories.
Letter V1 - Mandatory Flu Vaccinations - In states where it is no longer mandatory for visitors
In states and territories where there is a continuing mandate for the influenza vaccination, including WA, SA, NT, ACT, TAS & employees in NSW, it may be more difficult to achieve an outcome with the residential aged care provider. We also note that Queensland has mandated the COVID-19 vaccines in the hospital sector and NSW has mandated the COVID-19 vaccines in the airport transport sector. Under these circumstances we suggest the following:
The Federal Government have clearly announced that COVID-19 vaccines will be voluntary and there will be no impacts to the family tax benefit and other benefits. Where this has occurred, it is not permissible for either States and/or Territories and Businesses/Employers/Service Providers to enforce the COVID-19 vaccines.
Despite the Federal Government doing this, they have now made a decision to ask for the residential aged care sector to mandate the COVID-19 vaccinations, in contravention of the promise and undertaking they made to keep it voluntary.
Unfortunately, many businesses and employers are threatening their staff with COVID-19 vaccinations, irrespective of Government mandates.
We have put together the following template to assist in articulating the issues:
You can display this customised & HRA branded poster in your organisation to let customers know your establishment is a safe & inclusive space for all, that your business supports your customers right to choose, that not everyone can wear a face mask & vaccinations are not required.
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