From 11 November all staff entering a care home need to be vaccinated unless exempt.

The government has announced that from 11 November 2021, all members of staff working or volunteering in a care home will need to have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccination unless exempt.

Timeline for implementation

Timeline for the vaccination of care home workers

Key dates to bear in mind are:

  • 22 July (this is when the grace period starts)
  • 16 September (last date for care home workers to get their first dose so they are fully vaccinated by the time the regulations come into force)
  • 11 November (regulations come into force)

From a GRI perspective, we will be managing compliance through candidate compliance items on e-tips® and reaching out to agencies to determine the current vaccine status of their agency workforce over the coming weeks.

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