Discovery to introduce mandatory jabs for all staff
Discovery CEO, Adrian Gore, announced that all his staff will be required to be vaccinated as of 2022
Gore said Discovery sought legal advice on whether to institute a mandatory vaccination policy. 49% of Discovery’s roughly 10 000 staff members, including contractors and temporary workers, had already been fully vaccinated.
“While Minister Joe Phaahla told parliament the government is exploring the scope for businesses and public amenities to require proof of vaccination, there is no consensus on the issue,” reported Business Day (3 September 2021).
Meanwhile Discovery reported yesterday that more than three-quarters of over-60s have been partially vaccinated across its businesses (Discovery Health, Life and Insure). Nearly two-thirds of people in this age group are fully vaccinated. More than 890 000 Discoveryemembers have now received at least one vaccine - including 65% of its members between the ages of 50 and 59, 54% of those between 35 and 49, and 25% of those younger than 35.