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Qantas has announced it is making COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for all staff

All Qantas employees will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of March next year, and frontline staff by mid-November.

Qantas will require its frontline employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 within three months.

Qantas and Jetstar pilots, cabin crew, and airport workers will have until November 15 to be fully jabbed.

The deadline for other employees to be fully jabbed is March 31, 2022.

Qantas boss Alan Joyce on Wednesday said having a fully vaccinated workforce would help stop the spread of the virus.

“One crew member can fly into multiple cities and come into contact with thousands of people in a single day,” he said.

“Making sure they are vaccinated given the potential of this virus to spread is so important and I think it’s the kind of safety leadership people would expect from us.”

Canned food producer SPC earlier this month became the first non-health-related Australian business to announce it would ban employees from the workplace unless they were fully vaccinated.

Source: sbs

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