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Standard Bank South Africa says it has withdrawn its COVID-19 vaccination policy with immediate effect. This is because 95% of its employees are vaccinated. Standard Bank South Africa Chief Executive, Lungisa Fuzile, informed employees that the country had reached a significant milestone in managing the COVID-19 pandemic and that the bank would be revising some of its safety measures and the existing COVID-19 policy and protocols.
“Based on the current context of the pandemic, we believe that our vaccination policy is no longer required. Consequentially, it is no longer compulsory for employees to be vaccinated, or to produce a negative PCR or Rapid Antigen test if they are unvaccinated, in order to enter our premises,” said Fuzile.
He emphasised that, even though the bank had withdrawn the policy, it continues to support and encourage vaccination. “Should circumstances with respect to the pandemic change, the bank may, in future, adjust and review its policy and protocols in order to maintain a safe working environment”.