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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Workers returning to the office will not be required to disclose vaccine status – Varadkar

As workers begin to return to the office from Monday, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has assured that their vaccine status will not be required to be disclosed to their employers.

Varadkar stated that the vaccine programme has been an incredible success while adding that government advice no longer urges workers to stay at home.

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Employers and colleagues will be offered no entitlement to know each others’ vaccine status, as vaccination is not a mandatory requirement in Ireland.

The Government’s Work Safety Protocol reflects on the most recent public health guidelines and reiterates critical public health guidelines such as social distancing, the wearing of facial coverings and the use of ventilation.

Varadkar stated that the protocol marked “another milestone in our recovery from the pandemic”.

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Varadkar added that the biggest change since the last iteration of this protocol is the success of our vaccination programme while adding that over 85% of the eligable population is now fully vaccinated, to which he described as “incredible”.

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