Whilst Government had initially taken the view that vaccinations against COVID-19 would not be made mandatory, the revised Consolidated Directions on Occupational Health and Safety Measures in certain workplaces (the Directions), promulgated by the Minister of Employment and Labour, on 11 June 2021, reflect a significant change of approach.

In particular the Directions now implicitly permit, subject to a number of safeguards, employers to differentiate between, those employees who become vaccinated and those who refuse.

Regulation 3 of the Directions requires employers to undertake a risk assessment and implement preventative measures in the workplace within 21 days of the … Continue Reading