PETALING JAYA: Electronics and furniture retailer Courts Malaysia will be arranging for its frontline staff and other employees to be vaccinated under the Retail Industry Vaccination Programme (RiVAC).
This is following the company’s internal campaign to strongly encourage all its employees to register for vaccination against Covid-19.
RiVAC is one of the public-private strategies between the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry and the retail industry players, fully supported by the Covid-19 Immunisation Task Force.
The programme aims to accelerate the vaccination of workers in the retail sector to help achieve 80% herd immunity in the country.
According to Courts Malaysia country chief executive officer Harry Higashiura, vaccination against Covid-19 is the “single-most effective” effort to protect the company’s team members, their families and colleagues.
“In Courts Malaysia, we are seriously looking into getting our staff members to be fully vaccinated as it will help the country in revitalising businesses and spur the economy.
“We are working closely with our internal and external stakeholders to ensure our workforce at the frontlines are vaccinated as soon as possible.
“Especially during this time when all of our outlets are allowed to operate, this is the least we can do to ensure our customers have a safer shopping environment,” he said in a statement.
Courts Malaysia pointed out that all of its fully vaccinated employees will be acknowledged with a custom-made button badge.
“On other developments, Courts Malaysia will only allow vaccinated staff to work on-site, and all staff are encouraged to work from home as much as possible.
“During the National Recovery Plan period, customers can also shop for their desired home appliances and furniture through the Courts Malaysia official website,” the company added.