Qantas would require all workers to be absolutely vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19 as a part of a dedication to security.
Frontline workers – together with cabin crew, pilots and airport staff – will should be absolutely vaccinated by November fifteenth.
The rest of workers have till the tip of March.
Nevertheless, there will probably be exemptions for many who are unable for documented medical causes to be vaccinated, which is predicted to be “very uncommon”.
The coverage follows session with Qantas and Jetstar workers together with a survey despatched to 22,000 individuals to hunt their views on vaccination.
The 12,000 responses obtained makes it one of many largest single surveys on this matter in Australia.
The outcomes confirmed that, of those that responded, 89 per cent had already been vaccinated or are planning to be.
Solely 4 per cent have been unwilling or unable to get the jab.
1000’s of aviation staff supporting worldwide flights in New South Wales, South Australia and New Zealand are already required to be vaccinated by these jurisdictions.
Saying the coverage, Qantas Group chief government, Alan Joyce, mentioned: “Having a totally vaccinated workforce will safeguard our individuals in opposition to the virus but additionally defend our prospects and the communities we fly to.
“One crew member can fly into a number of cities and are available into contact with 1000’s of individuals in a single day.
“Ensuring they’re vaccinated given the potential of this virus to unfold is so vital and I believe it’s the sort of security management individuals would count on from us.
“We offer a vital service, so this can assist guard in opposition to the disruptions that may be brought on by only one optimistic Covid-case shutting down a freight facility or airport terminal,” Joyce mentioned.