Seven to mandate vaccinations for staff

All Seven Production employees must be fully vaxxed by January 10.

Seven has updated its position around staff vaccinations, requiring all Seven Production employees to be fully vaxxed by January 10.

“To provide the safest possible work environment for cast, crew and presenters, Seven Productions have made the decision to only engage those who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, taking effect in January next year,” a spokesperson told the Herald Sun.

“Seven strongly encourages vaccination to protect our people, their colleagues and their families.”

The change differs from a statement in mid-October in which CEO James Warburton told Mediaweek, the network had not mandated vaccinations.

But a recent internal survey found 75% of staff supported mandatory vaccination and 93% intended to or already had been vaccinated.

Home & Away actress Sam Frost recently drew headlines for a public stance against being vaccinated, citing personal reasons.

But the network directive will make that position untenable in the new year.