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Source: Employment New Zealand

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) will soon be updating businesses and workers with guidance about the upcoming COVID-19 immunisation programme.

The guidance will cover employment law implications around the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations.

This guidance will be updated in consultation with the Ministry of Health, WorkSafe, NZCTU and Business NZ, and will cover more specific scenarios and questions in relation to employment rights and obligations.

According to the Ministry of Health, COVID-19 vaccination will not be mandatory for the New Zealand public. The Ministry of Health issues public health guidance on managing COVID-19 related risks in the workplace and will continue to update this advice.

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Public health guidelines for businesses and services – Ministry of Health (external link)

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