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Qantas Makes COVID-19 Vaccines Mandatory For Staffon August 18, 2021 at 11:59 pm

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Australia’s major airline and international carrier Qantas is making vaccines mandatory for all staff as part of its efforts to ensure workplace safety. Frontline employees, including cabin crew, pilots, and airport workers, will all need to have received their two shots of a COVID-19 vaccine by  Nov. 15. The remainder of its staff will need to be vaccinated by the end of March next year. Qantas noted that employees who decline the vaccine will need to provide a medical certificate explaining why they should be exempt, while noting that they will apply strict guidelines for approving any exemptions. Airline CEO Alan Joyce said that having a fully vaccinated workforce will safeguard the airline’s staff against the virus, and protect its customers and the communities that the airline services. “One crew member can fly into multiple cities and come into contact with thousands of people in a single day. Making sure …

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