Restrictions in states and territories are relaxing and we are emerging from lockdowns across much of the nation. This is a welcome change after a challenging 18 months.
2021 has been another critical year for the APS. Our focus has been on the nation’s recovery from the health and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Returning to our usual workplaces is a positive milestone and a shift towards some normality for all of us. It’s an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and return to our team environments.
You have done an exceptional job in testing circumstances. Your efforts have ensured the delivery of critical government services and other priorities for the Australian community.
APS employees have also stepped up and responded positively to the expert health advice on vaccination. We strongly encourage everyone who can to get fully vaccinated and we thank those who have already done so, or are on the way with a first jab.