The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) have amended the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 so that, from 11 November 2021, all care home workers and other visiting professionals will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an exemption or there is an emergency.
Registered persons (registered managers, registered providers) will need to ensure that they do not allow anyone entry into a care home unless they have had a complete course of an authorised vaccine or fall into one of the groups exempt from being vaccinated.
All of Avanta Care’s clients are in Health and Social Care and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. The government has announced that vaccination will be compulsory for all English care homes regulated by the CQC. Each Care Home Client will enforce the legislation and Avanta workers will need to follow their instructions.
This will be enshrined in legislation, meaning that care home employers will be able to rely on a legislative basis for dismissing employees who refuse the vaccine.
Timeline for implementation
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