Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

REVEALED: As the UK is warned of a tough winter ahead, a third of UK workers would consider changing jobs rather than work with an unvaccinated colleague

With yesterday’s news that COVID-19 cases are only 19,000 short of the peak number of cases ever recorded in the UK, a new study reveals that two in five (46%) workers are already feeling uncomfortable around unvaccinated colleagues.

According to the latest survey of 2,000 professionals by the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, a whopping 58.5% of UK employees want to know if their colleagues have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and a further 58.8% would speak to their manager about it.  

Even more shocking, a third (32.4%) of respondents admitted that they would consider changing jobs rather than work with a colleague who hadn’t been vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Lee Biggins, CEO and founder of CV-Library comments“With the Government warning of a tough winter ahead and many UK professionals returning to the workplace, in some capacity, it’s understandable that staff want to remain as safe as possible. However, this presents a unique challenge for business owners and managers.”  

Biggins continues“Whilst staff safety should be the ultimate priority, it’s also important that employees who have chosen to not get the COVID-19 vaccine aren’t discriminated against. It’s a fine balance and with the current record job postings and staff shortages, businesses need to do all they can to keep hold of their staff and ensure that they’re both happy and comfortable in the workplace.”