IATF: Public transportation workers must be fully-vaccinated to continue operations

The measure will take effect on December 1
by Jason Tulio | Nov 12, 2021
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Earlier today, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque announced that the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for eligible public transportation workers starting December 1, 2021. 

Kailangan fully-vaccinated din ang eligible workers na nasa pampublikong transportasyon para magpatuloy ang kanilang operasyon,” the spokesperson said.

In the same briefing, Roque outlined the IATF’s guidelines for on-site employees working in the private and public sectors.

He said: “[Kasama sa guidelines] ang pag-require ng mga establisyemento at employers sa public and private sector sa mga lugar na may sapat na supply ng COVID-19 vaccine na magpapabakuna ng kanilang eligible employees na nasa on-site work.”

Unvaccinated workers, meanwhile, may continue in their current capacity subject to certain conditions: Sa mga eligible employees na hindi bakunado, maaring hindi sila matangal sa trabaho dahil lamang sa rason na hindi sila bakunado. Pero, kinakailangan nilang mag undergo ng regular RT-PCR testing or antigen test at their own expense.”

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Roque added that public and private establishments, with the exception of frontline and emergency services, may refuse entry or service to eligible unvaccinated or partially vaccinated patrons.

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