Joint Council for Wales Statement

Joint Council for Wales Statement

 COVID -19 Vaccine / Lateral Flow Testing

 May 2021

The NJC TUs and the WLGA fully support and encourage staff to take up a covid-19 vaccine at the earliest opportunity and to engage with the covid-19 lateral flow testing, as part of the measures needed to control the spread of this virus.

The Joint Council recognises the Welsh Government has not made mandatory the uptake of COVID-19 Vaccine or Lateral Flow Tests however employers should engage the workforce through encouragement, education and support and ensure the whole workforce has regular access to the right information to allow them to make an informed choice.

Vaccines only become available via the NHS once they have been robustly tested to make sure they are safe and effective. We recognise that some individuals may be unable to have the Vaccine and these individuals should not be placed at a disadvantage.