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The NSWRL has been one of the front-runners in ensuring its workers have the opportunity to get vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus without losing any of their entitlements.

Back in February, the NSWRL introduced a policy where any full-time employee, who wanted to get vaccinated, would be given two half-days of paid leave to get the required two injections.

NSWRL was one of the first employers in the state to make the offer.

“One of our values is to be forward-thinking and innovative in our response to the vaccination drive,” NSWRL chief executive officer David Trodden said.

“Our head of Human Resources Adam Bowen came up with this idea of half-days of special leave and it’s been ground-breaking. There’s been a really good take-up of the idea.”

The NSWRL has 70 full-time employees spread across the Sydney, Hunter, Illawarra and other regional areas throughout the state.

“What’s been especially pleasing too is to see other businesses follow our lead,” Trodden said.

NSWRL was one of the first to pledge its support to the Great Aussie Vaccine Drive campaign.

They are now leaders among a prominent group of Australian businesses, who are championing the important role of employers in making it easier for workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19, if they choose to do so.

To learn more about the Great Aussie Vaccine Drive or to see the list of participating organisations, please visit the website at