Is your workforce vaccinated yet?
The Government has published guidance which applies to regulated activity in a care home (the provision of accommodation together with nursing or personal care). It has been produced to help support the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (‘the Regulations’). The Regulations require registered persons of all Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes (which provide accommodation together with nursing or personal care) to ensure that a person does not enter the indoor premises unless they have been vaccinated. This is subject to certain exemptions. These, together with an overview of the Regulations, are dealt with below but many commentators are concerned that the entire substance of the Regulations could be called into question.
From 11 November 2021, it will become law that anyone entering a care home must have had a complete course of an authorised COVID-19 vaccine. For care home staff, this means you will only be able to continue to work inside a care home if you are vaccinated, unless you are…read more>>