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New Zealand company Sanford makes Covid-19 vaccination compulsory for fishing crews by John Anthony October 20,2021   |  Source: Stuff

From December 31 all crew working for New Zealand fishing company Sanford must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 before returning to sea, the fishing company says.

Sanford is the latest large New Zealand company to introduce a vaccination mandate for some workers, joining the likes of Air New Zealand and Auckland Airport.

In an email sent to deep water and inshore contractors on Monday, Sanford said as the country transitioned to living with the virus, vaccination was critical to ensuring the safety, wellbeing and earning capacity of workers.

As a result, Sanford would require contractors engaged in seagoing positions to be vaccinated against Covid-19 before future engagements, it said.

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