As the vaccination programme rolls out across New Zealand, you might be wondering what your obligations are as an employer.
Employment New Zealand has released some guidelines to help employers understand their role in the vaccination process. Below is a very brief summary of their recommendations, and you should visit their website for more detailed information or download the one-page PDF for your workplace.
What should you do?
You can ask an employee whether they have been vaccinated, but they don’t have to tell you. If they do tell you, it’s important to protect their privacy and not share their vaccination status with anyone else, unless they give you permission.
Following the rules
Keep up to date with official advice
Watch for updates from the Government as the Covid-19 vaccinations reach more groups within New Zealand. You can find the latest information about the vaccine roll-out here.