‘Just playing our part’: Building company offers $200 vaccination incentive for workers

McDonald Jones Homes Managing Director Andrew Helmers says his workers will receive a $200 Coles & Myer gift card if they get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Mr Helmers told Sky News host Paul Murray the workers can spend the voucher on whatever they like.

“Carton of beer, some groceries, some clothes, whatever they like,” he said.

“We’ve been thinking about it for a number of weeks now, how we can play our part, it’s just a reward for people getting out there and getting the vaccine.

“We just want to see everyone back at work, doing the right thing by our team, our customers, and our company.”

Mr Helmers noted however receiving the vaccine is “always voluntary” for his workers.

“It’s not a ‘you must’, it’s just a reward for their contribution to it,” he said.

“It’s difficult times for everybody, we just thought we’d play our part.”