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Workers will not be required to show their vaccine status in Ireland – Varadkar

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said workers returning from Monday in Ireland will not be required to produce their vaccine status.

Varadkar said the vaccine programme has been an incredible success, while adding 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.

According to the protocol, employers cannot insist that staff returning to work reveal whether they have been vaccinated against Covid-19, Varadkar confirmed.

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From Monday, there will be a phased return to the office for workers across the country.

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