Temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes

Temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes

To: Local authority chief executives Directors of adult social services Care home providers Care home managers 39 Victoria Street Westminster London SW1H 0EU 15 09 2021 Dear care colleagues Temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes Regulations were approved by Parliament on 22 July 2021 to make vaccination a condition of deployment for staff working in CQC-regulated care homes in England, unless they have a medical exemption. A 16-week grace period was put in place to ensure staff who haven’t been vaccinated could take up the vaccine before the regulations come into force on 11 November 2021. Thanks to the incredible efforts of people across the care sector to encourage and reassure colleagues about vaccination, as of 9 September, 90.4% of care home …
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