“We are confident and comfortable in the approach we took, including with our risk assessment to arrive at our decision to introduce a vaccine mandate. Every individual company needs to undertake their own risk assessment and get advice as it pertains to their own business and circumstances. Having a genuine and open engagement with their people is also fundamental.”
The spokesperson says there are health and safety implications for employees, even when unvaccinated staff are in roles where they are able to work from home.
“The risk assessment we undertook is based on the fact that everyone will need to come to the office at some time for different things – for example teamwork, learning and development etc – and we want everyone to be safe when this happens.”