Netflix will make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for actors and crew in television and film productions that take place in the United States
According to reports, US streaming company Netflix will require Zone A employees, actors and crew who are in close contact with them to receive the vaccine.
Other companies including Google have said their workers need to be vaccinated before returning to the office.
The policy will begin in the company’s US locations and then roll out to all 144,000 employees worldwide.
Netflix has implemented the move to new standards recently between Hollywood unions and the studios, which would allow companies to put in place a mandatory vaccination policy for key members of the cast and crew.
However, actor Sean Penn has said that he would like the policy to be extended to all members of the film and television production, not just those classified as “Zone A”.
He recently said he won’t work again on the NBC Universal studio-sponsored drama Gaslit unless all cast members and crew members are given the vaccine.
That comes after Students at a university in the UK may need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be able to attend lectures and dormitories this academic year.
Netflix is taking the new step after US disease control and prevention Earlier this week it was announced that people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will again have to wear masks indoors.
This is followed by an increase in Covid cases due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
In a blog post, Google’s CEO said, Sundar Pichai, said that “everyone who comes to work on our campus must be vaccinated”.
How this policy is implemented “will vary based on local conditions and regulations and will not apply until vaccines are widely used in your area,” he said.
In addition, Google is extending the full reopening of its global locations from September 1 to October 18 due to an increase in cases due to the Delta variant from COVID-19.
People in special circumstances can apply to work from home until the end of 2021.
However, every employee at Google can apply permanently for work from home and change location if they wish.
Google estimates that over time in any given week, 60% of its employees will be working in the office a few days a week, with a fifth working in new office locations and another fifth working from home.
Many companies are currently weighing the pros and cons of letting their employees continue to work from home.
That comes after two-thirds of adults in the UK have now received both doses of a COVID-19 vaccineannounced the Minister of Health. Sajid Javid said on Twitter: “Two thirds of adults across the UK have now got two stitches.
Others have also stated that workers who come to the office must be vaccinated.
In June the Harry Potter publishing house Bloomsbury said all employees must be vaccinated before returning to work.
“The simple fact is that this virus is still extremely dangerous,” it said.
In the US, JP Morgan said in June that it would instruct its employees to log their vaccination status internally on a web portal, allowing fully vaccinated employees to remove their face masks at work.
Goldman Sachs Bankers also reportedly had to disclose how many stitches they had before returning to the office.