As of 11th November 2021, it became a legal requirement that anyone working in an adult residential social care home has to be vaccinated with both doses of the Covid-19 vaccination, unless medically exempt, if they want to continue working in care homes. This legal requirement also extends to those entering the care home for other work-related matters (except for emergencies). GMB opposed the Government proposals regarding this but the Conservative Government majority in Parliament made it law.
Further legislation is now passing through Parliament which the Government have laid. If this passes, it will become law that all those working in patient facing roles in healthcare and wider social care will also have to be double Covid-19 vaccinated. This covers all those performing CQC regulated activities. GMB opposed these proposals again in the most recent consultation.
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Posted: 8th December 2021