THE Public Service Commission of Zimbabwe (PSC), has warned that civil servants who refuse to get vaccinated without any proof or meaningful medical reason for not getting vaccinated, shall be barred from their workplaces and will not be getting their salaries for the period of their banishment.
By Staff Reporter
In a circular written to permanent secretaries for various ministries, PSC Secretary, Ambassador Jonathan Utaunashe called on all vaccinated civil servants to return to work in line with the new COVID-19 containment measures.
In view of the announcement by the Acting President, Hon Rtd General Dr Constatino Chiwenga on January 28, 2022 regarding measures for COVID-19 containment in the country, Heads of ministries are directed to adhere to the under listed measures with immediate effect.
“All vaccinated members to return to work. Face to face interviews now permitted in strict adherence to COVID-19 health measures. Office hours shall remain unchanged. In line with section 3 (a) (i) of Statutory Instrument 234 of 2021, members not vaccinated should be barred from the workplace and shall not be paid whilst they are barred,” said Ambassador Utaunashe.
He added that any member that is not vaccinated without any reasonable excuse shall be subject to disciplinary proceedings.
“Members with medical reasons that require exemption from vaccination should provide a medical certificate from a medical practitioner who certifies that the member’s condition can be worsened by the vaccine. All other health protocols such the wearing of masks, social distancing and sanitization should be adhered to.”
See attached circular: