In light of recent figures from ONS on vaccine rates, Construction Minister Lee Rowley is urging construction workers to get their COVID‐19 booster. The Government has published a free employer toolkit containing a range of resources, such as briefing sheets, animations and posters, which can be used to increase awareness within the workplace and provide workers with access to reliable and accurate information on vaccines. Employers are also being asked to be as flexible as possible when it comes to workers getting their jabs, which could include giving paid time off work to attend vaccination appointments.
As businesses may be considering a vaccination policy, FIS Associate Member Citation has updated its guidance for employers to cover the potential use of the NHS COVID Pass for accessing sites, which is generally not advisable. Citation is also hosting a free webinar next Thursday 27 January from 10 – 11:00am to discuss and take questions on vaccination and testing of employees.