Proof of COVID19 Vaccinations For F2F Classes

U3A Ringwood

It’s important to note that 90% of our members are aged over 65 years. This is a demographic that is considered to be at high risk should they become infected with COVID19.

U3A Ringwood’s COVIDSafe plan is to provide safe venues, safe processes/systems and safe equipment for our class leaders, other volunteers and members.

Check out the following for important information about U3A Ringwood’s ‘Living with COVID’ plan. For more information click here.

Some class leaders may decide, from time to time,  that it will be best to run their class on-line using Zoom. The members enrolled in these classes will be advised directly about how to join their class online.

You do not need to provide U3A Ringwood with proof of your COVID19 vaccination status if you only wish to enrol in our online classes.

If a class is suspended it will recommence when permitted within the applicable COVID19 restrictions.

Currently, U3A Ringwood is required to ensure everyone attending our face to face classes/presentations and our office have had at least two Covid19 vaccination doses. 

You can  join U3A Ringwood and enrol in our classes without the need to provide evidence of your vaccination status unless you attend our Office.

However, new and existing members need to show us their valid dual COVID19 vaccine certificate or Immunisatiom History statement before they can attend classes. These documents can be digital or printed and remain your property. We just need to sight your valid evidence of dual vaccination status before you are able attend any class, presentation or our office.

You only need to show us your valid vaccination status once – not everytime you attend our classes/events.

The types of  valid vaccination status and how to get them is covered in “Getting Proof of your COVID19 Vaccination Status” below.

To get digital proof of your COVID19 vaccination status you need to:

  • Be double vaccinated against COVID19

  • Have a suitable smartphone (predominately those that are less than 6 years old and have the operating system kept up to date) with WiFi or mobile data connectivity. 

  • Have a MyGov account 

  • Have linked Medicare to your MyGov account

  • Have loaded the latest upgrade to the Services Victoria app (check the APP store on your phone).

There are a number of web sites that provide guidance on getting your digial proof of vaccination status and how to get a printed version. We recommend the following:

Services Australia

Services Victoria

Be Connected

SBS On Demand video

You can also  printout a Be Connected/Good Things Foundation guide for getting your vaccination status here.

If you have an older phone you may not able to run the Service Victoria app and you will need to use other ways of showing your vaccination certificate.

If you don’t have access to a suitable smartphone or have difficulty obtaining a digital vaccination certificate, you can ask your GP, pharmacy, or community centre where you received your vaccination to print it for you or call Services Australia on 1800 653 809 and ask them to send your immunisation history statement to you. It can take up to 14 days to arrive in the post.

You will require valid photo ID along with your printed proof of vaccination to enter a venue or business.

Should you have any questions or need clarification on any issue you can email the Committee at info@u3aringwood.org.au.

Proof of Vaccination Required For F2F Classes