Does the new Covid code of practice make workplace vaccinations mandatory?

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    Ivan Israelstam
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    Does the new Covid management code of practice make workplace vaccinations mandatory?
    The new Code Of Practice: Managing Exposure To Covid In The Workplace, 2022 will come into effect on 15 April 2022 when the current state of disaster lapses. Does this code make Covid vaccinations at the workplace compulsory? If not, what is its value to employers and employees?

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    Michael Bagraim
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    The new Covid Management Code of Practice does not make work place vaccinations mandatory but outlines a system whereby each individual business has to undergo a proper consultation process and in line with the operational requirements and the individual feedback this can be made mandatory in certain circumstances. The code does at least give directions on what is required.

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    Patrick Deale
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    No – the Code itself does not make vaccinations mandatory. But it does enable employers to make them mandatory. This if it’s a reasonable measure to manage identified health risks associated with Covid-19 – now listed as a “hazardous biological agent”.

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