A debate that will run for some time - can employers refuse to hire new employees who have not had their Covid-19 vaccination? Probably ultimately yes, but care will need to be taken to avoid potential discrimination issues - currently, for example, this approach would be difficult to justify as younger people have no access to the jab. But when the vaccine becomes freely available, we may see this become a standard requirement save where pre-existing medical conditions dictate otherwise.

The position for existing employees who can't or won't have the jab is more difficult for employers to address and the circumstances in which it will be reasonable for an employer to require an existing employee to have the vaccine are likely, at least for now, to be limited.