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HK Insurance Authority requires staff to be vaccinated

The regulator said it plans to implement this in mid-February.

The Hong Kong Insurance Authority (IA) is requiring its employees to be vaccinated as it introduces a vaccine bubble arrangement by mid-February.

According to the government regulator, this arrangement compels all staff seeking to enter the office premises to present valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination, except those whose medical conditions prevent them from taking injections.

"The vaccine bubble arrangement will help to fortify our defences against COVID-19, which is particularly important amidst an escalating threat posed by mutated virus strains,” the regulator said in a statement.

Employees who refuse to get vaccinated will not incur penalties however, IA did not say what the work arrangements will be for unvaccinated employees.

Similarly, in August last year, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority required vaccination for its employees.

“The IA will keep in view its anti-epidemic measures so as to safeguard the health and safety of its staff as well as the general public,” IA said.

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