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Companies begin drafting ‘no jab, no job’ contracts

Companies have begun drafting ‘no jab, no job’ contracts to force staff to get Covid-19 vaccinations despite lawyers warning they are ‘risky’ and likely to be challenged. Bosses in the care home sector, as well as large international groups including an energy firm, are making arrangements, top lawyers warned. Asked about businesses who introduce a scheme, vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said it was ‘up to them’. Mr Zahawi has previously described the use of ‘vaccine passports’, such as for workplaces, as ‘wrong’ and ‘discriminatory’ — Mail

Covid lockdown to continue until cases drop below 1,000 a day — Telegraph

Staff will still be told not to return to their offices even as infections fall and Covid-19 restrictions are lifted — Mail

Nearly half of Britons believe it’s ‘inappropriate’ for Harry and Meghan to give tell-all Oprah Winfrey interview — Mail

BBC suspends threat to prosecute over-75s over failure to pay licence fee — Telegraph

COMMENT

What was the point of vaccine triumph if we are doomed to endless curbs? — Dr John Lee, Mail

Our coins are treasure troves of history, tradition and meaning — Rowan Pelling, Telegraph

McConnell’s impeachment ploy was not statesmanship, but an attack on the base, and Republicans must remember it well — Christopher Bedford, Federalist

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Edited by Kathy Gyngell

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