Channel Chat – GUIDELINES PUBLISHED ON MANDATORY VACCINATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

GUIDELINES PUBLISHED ON MANDATORY VACCINATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE The government has not made (COVID-19) vaccinations mandatory; however, guidelines were Gazetted last week in the event that an employer decides to make vaccinations mandatory. It outlines what is required for fairness in your own mandatory vaccination policy. Can employees be forced to take the vaccination? No.…

Channel Chat – (COVID-19) Vaccination Registration

Over 60’s can register for (COVID-19) vaccinations online on the Electronic Vaccination Data System (EVDS) from today: https://vaccine.enroll.health.gov.za/#/ All those vaccinated will be placed on a national register and provided with a vaccination card. Individuals have to register on the system to get an appointment. Those who qualify will be sent a notification by SMS,…

Channel Chat – TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST- SEPTEMBER ARE OPEN

TERS APPLICATIONS FOR AUGUST 2020- SEPTEMBER 2020 ARE OPEN TERS applications for the period of 16 August 2020 to 15 September 2020 are open: https://uifecc.labour.gov.za/covid19/ This period’s benefit is limited to employees of employers: Are not permitted to operate either fully or partially operate due to lockdown regulations; and or Cannot implement special measures for vulnerable…

Channel Chat – NEW COVID-19 WORKPLACE REQUIREMENTS (Deadline: 21 October 2020)

Additional (COVID-19) obligations on employers have been issued by the Employment and Labour Minister. These all become effective on 21 October 2020. REFUSAL TO WORK DUE TO EXPOSURE TO (COVID-19) An employee can refuse to work if, with reasonable justification, he or she, or a health and safety representative believes there is an imminent and…

Channel Chat – (COVID-19): Categories of employees who may claim TERS for the extension period (01 July 2020 – 15 August 2020)

An employer, or employee, may claim TERS benefits for the extension period starting from 1 July 2020 until 15 August 2020. The new directives cover the following categories of employees whose employers are: Not permitted to operate under the Disaster Management Regulations: Where a business has, because of the lockdown regulations, been unable to operate,…