Who would have thought that she would prove to be a blatant liar in such a short space of time?
Then we have this
Government will not make vaccinations compulsory
The Government has also given an assurance that it will not be making vaccinations mandatory. If you do not want to get vaccinated, you do not have to.
“The idea that we would go to a compulsory vaccination goes I think well beyond where New Zealand has ever been in this regard.”
New Zealand was doing well enough going without a mandatory vaccination rule.
Robertson acknowledged that a mandatory vaccination rule would be very unpopular among Kiwis and would present human rights issues.
And now this
Mandatory vaccinations for education sector workers
Auckland schools will not be reopening after the school holidays on 18 October. Instead, distance learning will resume.
Public health officials say robust safety measures need to be in place before schools reopen.
Hipkins said the government would be assessing the possibility of reopening schools week by week. He told Checkpoint there was a “good chance” they might open before the end of the year, and not opening until term 1 next year would be a “worst case scenario”.
All staff, including teachers and support staff, will be required to receive their first dose by 15 November 2021 and be fully vaccinated by 1 January 2022.
If schools resume before the end of year and teachers are not fully vaccinated, those staff will be tested for Covid-19 every week.
All teachers will need to be tested before returning to work, he said.
The move has been welcomed by Post Primary Teachers Association and NZEI Te Riu Roa.
Mandatory vaccinations for health workers
Cabinet has also moved to mandate the vaccination of high-risk workers in the health and disability sector by the earlier date of 1 December 2021.
Those high-risk workers include general practitioners, pharmacists, community health nurses, midwives, paramedics, and all healthcare workers in sites where vulnerable patients are treated.
Hipkins said the new requirements also cover people who work at aged residential care, home and community support services, kaupapa Māori health providers and non-government organisation which provide health services.
These workers need to receive their first dose by 30 October, Hipkins said.
Epidemiologist Michael Baker said there are still holes in the plan for the mandatory vaccination of health workers and the government needs to plug them quickly. Baker said all visitors should undergo rapid anti-gen testing.