Greece will introduce mandatory vaccination for civil servants

Greece will introduce mandatory vaccination for civil servants

The Greek government will present a decision next week regulating mandatory vaccinations of civil servants.

This is reported by Ekathimerini.

According to the publication, civil servants who refuse to be vaccinated will be sent on unpaid leave “until the end of the pandemic”, which, in fact, means that employees will be allowed to return to work as soon as the authorities consider that the health risk no longer exists.

The government’s decision on unpaid leave put an end to speculation about possible layoffs, which were fueled last week by statements by the Ministers of Development and Internal Affairs.

Another expected provision in the new rules governing mandatory vaccinations is that employers in the private sector will have the right to request a vaccination certificate from an employee.

This does not make vaccination mandatory and is not a reason for dismissal, although nothing can be taken for granted in the private sector.

Last week, vaccination of healthcare workers was made mandatory in Greece. The same decision was made in France.

In Germany, they said that they do not plan to make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for doctors and staff of nursing homes.

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