Interesting to see which businesses are looking to draw up “no jab, no job” contracts for employees, as the government admitted that it was “up to businesses” if they wanted workers or customers to hold coronavirus vaccination passports.
Whilst the government will not introduce domestic vaccine passports — an idea that raises many moral and legal issues — Nadhim Zahawi, vaccines minister, acknowledged that some companies might press ahead with their own schemes. Barchester Healthcare & Pimlico Plumbers have already stated they won't offer jobs to people who refuse to have the vaccine - without medical acceptable reasons.
However with Office for National Statistics (ONS) data indicating that only 49% of black or black British adults say they would be likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine, compared with 85% of white adults, are we going to see representation in the workplace and engagement going backwards?
Let's hope not.
Some businesses are seeking 'no jab, no job' contracts for workers, as the vaccines minister suggested it is "up to businesses what they do". Barchester Healthcare, which runs more than 200 care homes in the UK, has already announced all new recruits must be vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they have medical reasons not to take the jab. And London-based Pimlico Plumbers said when vaccinations are readily available, all new workers will have to have one.