COVID-19 – Further vaccination mandates


Today (26 October 2021), the Government announced further vaccination mandate.  The mandate covers workers working at any businesses where vaccine passports are required for patrons. This will include hospitality businesses, hairdressers and gyms.

Here is a summary of what has been announced:

With these changes imminent, 40% of our workforce will be covered by vaccination mandates. Will this open the floodgates to employment law claims? Minister Wood has indicated these changes will not take away employment rights but rather provide a simplified framework to clear up confusion and reduce the risk of litigation (particularly litigation for the purpose of testing rights).

We are here to assist with preparing your organisation for these changes. Get in touch for advice on your rights and obligations.