The Barbados Private Sector Association (BPSA) is looking to significantly increase its public education drive to promote the importance of vaccination of employees, amid the latest COVID-19 spike and restrictions that has affected business hours.
Chairman of BPSA Edward Clarke indicated that the vaccination of employees is a step in the right direction in resuscitating the country’s economy.
He pointed out that he expects that shortly, the market will see a demand for services from only vaccinated staff members, and for businesses to survive their employees would need to be better educated about the benefits of being vaccinated, then getting inoculated.
Speaking at a recent town hall meeting on COVID-19 vaccines and testing, Clarke said that the pandemic led to approximately 40,000 locals being unemployed and the downfall of 95 per cent of the business sector, especially tourism.
He highlighted that the lockdowns and restrictions were unsustainable for the small island economy and advocated for employees to “follow the science”.