Half of workers say colleagues without jab shouldn't come into office

Half of workers say their colleagues should need a coronavirus vaccine before returning to the office, according to a new study.

A survey of 2,000 people at the Glassdoor job site also found that two-thirds believe that social distancing and the wearing of masks should remain mandatory until everyone is vaccinated against Covid-19 at work.

One in eight said they did not intend to get the bump but would be more likely to do so if their employer gave them a financial incentive.

Carina Cortez, Chief People Officer at Glassdoor, said: “The UK government has made it clear that whether the Covid-19 vaccine is mandatory for all employees is a business decision.

“With the majority of workers appearing to want the usual precautions like social distancing to remain in place until all workers have been vaccinated, employers should work on their re-entry plan for the office.

“It seems that UK employees are not ready to be brought back to the office. We therefore recommend that every employer consider employee feedback to determine what is best for their workforce, including a policy on whether vaccinations are mandatory.

“This is an incredibly sensitive area, but the greater chance is in defining what office life will be like this year as well as long-term.”

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