Surf lifeguards must be fully vaccinated from today

A Radio NZ article.

Surf lifeguards patrolling Aotearoa’s beaches have to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 from today.

Surf Life Saving New Zealand gave its members about two months’ notice.

The organisation’s chief executive Paul Dalton said the rule applies to patrolling guards, patrol support, and response teams like Search and Rescue squads.

During the pandemic there has had to be more contingency planning in case the virus spreads through patrol teams.

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