Article by: Dumisane Dube
Private education group Curro says Covid-19 vaccinations for their staff will be compulsory.
Curro CEO, Andries Greyling says they have taken a decision as a board of directors, after receiving legal advice, to enforce vaccination at their schools
“Tracking stats and talking to the Department of Basic Education (DBE), the first two waves didn’t affect children at all but now the ages 15 and older are getting infected. Now I think it’s the right of us, as the employers, to safeguard parents and the children that we are teaching and that we are in contact with on a daily basis,” says Greyling.
Greyling says Curro will be at liberty to institute penalties for those refusing to get vaccinated, this could result to retrenchments.
“Within that the legal advice that we received is that we must follow a consultative process, which can take you 6 months and up to 18 months depends on how quickly you can rectify that and within that consultative process you sit down with your staff, you give them the facts, show them the influence of vaccination, why they should, why not and you go through a whole consultative process,” he added.
“We have a right to safe guard the children that we are teaching. We are in contact with children, parents and grandparents on a daily basis, so we decided that after receiving legal advice, vaccination will be enforced.”
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