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Support for Providers

Vaccination as a condition of deployment in care homes

From Thursday 11 November 2021, anyone working in a Care Quality Commission registered care home in England, must have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption, in order to work within the Care Home.

A 16-week grace period has begun, and the Department for Health and Social Care said the policy will come into force on Thursday 11 November 2021. This means staff will need to have their first dose by Thursday 16 September to ensure they are fully vaccinated in time.

The government have produced operational guidance around this new legislation here (link opens in new window)