Covid 19 vaccination of people working or volunteering in care homes

On 3 September 2021 the department of health and social care published the new guidance.

From 11 November 2021, a new law is being introduced whereby anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless exempt.

Staff/volunteers must have their 1st dose by 16 September 2021. This will give them time to get a 2nd dose by 11 November 2021.

The easy read guidance is for:

  • Care home staff and volunteers
  • Residents
  • Relatives and friends of residents
  • Professionals who visit care homes
  • Local authorities

It can be accessed here.
The vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes: operational guidance can be accessed here. It was last updated on 3 September 2021.