COVID-19 vaccination as condition of deployment: Q & A
Regulations requiring COVID-19 vaccination to work in Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes were lifted from 15 March 2022
The legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed from 1 April 2022 was also removed.
This decision followed a public consultation, where 90% of responses supported the removal of the legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed, the government is revoking the regulations.
The Secretary of State has reminded the minority of unvaccinated health and care workers of their professional responsibility to be vaccinated.
The Care Provider Alliance produced a detailed Q&A to support care providers with the original plans. The final version of this was published in November 2021 and is available here as a legacy document for information.