QF mandates jab
Qantas announced this morning that it will require all its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of the carrier’s commitment to safety.
Cabin crew, pilots and airport staff have been given the deadline of 15 Nov to be fully inoculated, while the remainder of its workforce will have until 31 Mar 2022 to get both jabs.
“One crew member can fly into multiple cities and come into contact with thousands of people in a single day,” the airline’s CEO Alan Joyce said.
“Making sure they are vaccinated given the potential of this virus to spread is so important and I think it’s the kind of safety leadership people would expect from us,” he added.
A recent survey conducted by Qantas revealed that 92% of travellers expect the airline’s crew to be fully vaccinated.
Workers with valid medical reasons will be exempted from the policy.