COVID-19: Bagbin announces ‘No Vaccination, No Entry’ policy in Parliament
The Speaker of Parliament, Alban S.K Bagbin has instituted a no-vaccination, no entry policy in the House.
In his announcement, Mr. Bagbin noted that persons without proof of vaccination against COVID-19 will be disallowed entry into any office in Parliament.
A booster vaccination exercise is also currently ongoing in the house as part of efforts to combat the virus.
The Speaker further announced that it is compulsory for all persons within the parliamentary enclave to take the booster shot.
“Medical experts have strongly recommended that even after taking two shots of the vaccine, one will require a booster shot to provide an extra layer of protection against the virus… I want at this stage to state that this booster vaccination is compulsory for everyone working within the precincts of Parliament. Henceforth, members, staff and ancillary staff will be required to show proof of vaccination before being allowed into any office within the precincts of Parliament.”
All government agencies, including Ministries, Departments and Agencies are expected to institute the same policy per government’s directive.
Staff of these organisations, as well as visitors, are expected to show proof of vaccination before being allowed into these premises.