The London Police Service has provided a public update after the deadline for its members to adhere to its new COVID-19 vaccine policy.
On Tuesday, the service reported that 90 percent of active duty employees have provided proof of complete vaccination, while “some are in the process of getting fully vaccinated and others have submitted housing requests.”
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In late September, the force released its vaccination policy, which stated that all employees with LPS would have until October 15 to provide proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19.
At the time, LPS said that those who do not submit evidence and are not subject to an approved accommodation would face a scale of compliance measures, with more severe measures used only as a last resort.
The application begins with mandatory educational sessions on COVID-19, but additional measures may include reassignment, removal from active duties, unpaid leave and / or disciplinary action up to and including termination, the service said.
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“I am very pleased with the level of compliance we are seeing from our members,” Chief Steve Williams said in a statement Tuesday.
“As it has been throughout the pandemic, our objective continues to be to guarantee the health and safety of all members of the LPS, as well as the community we serve, in accordance with current legislation and the advice and recommendations of the authorities. of public health ”.
In its Tuesday update, the service again stated that it would “continue to work with unvaccinated members on a case-by-case basis” with the goal of achieving maximum compliance.
–With files from Andrew Graham of Global News.
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