Michael Wood: Covid-19 vaccine mandates are to ensure 'consistency'

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 5:35PM
Workplace Relations Minister Michael Wood. (Photo / NZ Herald)
Workplace Relations Minister Michael Wood. (Photo / NZ Herald)

Michael Wood: Covid-19 vaccine mandates are to ensure 'consistency'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 26 Oct 2021, 5:35PM

Vaccine mandates are coming in a big way.  

The Government has announced vaccine mandates for workers at any business that requires a vaccine certificate.  

That includes such high-risk settings as hospitality and gyms and close-proximity places like hairdressers, and barbers.  

For all other employers who want to introduce their own vaccine mandates, the Government will introduce a new law to help them decide whether they can do so.  

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Wood told Heather du Plessis-Allan the policy is to ensure consistency. 

“You go in using your Covid vaccine certificate, we think it’s important that you’ve also got the confidence that the staff who might be serving you are also vaccinated.” 

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