Parliament imposes mandatory vaccination rule on most MPs – CBC

Mandate will apply to anyone who enters the Commons precinct, with exceptions for medical reasons

Oct 19, 2021

Most members of Parliament — and anyone else entering the House of Commons — will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when Parliament returns on Nov. 22.

The Board of Internal Economy, Parliament’s governing body responsible for administrative rules, announced the requirement today.

“This requirement will apply to any person who wishes to enter the House of Commons Precinct, including members and their staff, political research office employees, administration employees, members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, parliamentary business visitors, contractors and consultants,” says a statement from the board.

The statement goes on to say that those with a valid medical reason for avoiding vaccination “will have the option of providing proof of a recent negative COVID-19 rapid antigen test result.”

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