NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 05:15 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: 135 border workers miss vaccine deadline, will be redeployed

Covid 19 coronavirus: 135 border workers miss vaccine deadline, will be redeployed
All MIQ workers must have received at least one Covid vaccine dose by midnight tonight.

59pm today, all workers in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities and government agencies at the border must have been vaccinated." New Zealand Customs Service chief executive Christine Stevenson said the new requirements would also apply to workers employed by government agencies at the border who interacted with international arriving air passengers (not including quarantine free travel) and crew or ship's crew, or who spent more than 15 minutes in an enclosed space on board ships."Government border agencies will have a duty to ensure that only people who have been vaccinated are permitted to carry out work, or other activities, at our international airports and ports," Stevenson said.Photo / Supplied By RNZ About 135 managed isolation workers will be redeployed after missing a deadline to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

Joint head of managed isolation and quarantine Brigadier Jim Bliss said 97 per cent of MIQ workers had been vaccinated.On any given day we have around 4500 people working in our 32 MIQ facilities from over 300 different employers.

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