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Nedlac to hold emergency meetings on vaccine mandates, access restrictions for unvaccinated

The social partners participating in the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) will hold emergency meetings this week about the institution of workplace vaccine mandates and the imposition of public access restrictions for the unvaccinated amid low vaccine uptake levels, the emergence of a new Covid variant, travel bans and growing signs of a fourth wave of infections. The meetings follow President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on November 28 that government had set up a task team that would undertake consultations on making vaccination mandatory for specific activities and locations.

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