COVID-19 vaccine is mandatory for UK care home staff from November 11th


According to the new guidance, COVID-19 vaccination will be mandatory for all staff working in UK care facilities from November 11th.

The government has published guidance to assist managers in changing the law that applies to all people working in care homes registered with the Medical Quality Commission (CQC).

Anyone who enters the care home, including medical professionals, CQC inspectors, merchants, beauticians, and beauticians, as well as care home staff, must be vaccinated twice with the COVID-19 vaccine.

However, friends and relatives of long-term care facility residents, residents themselves, paramedics, and survivor supporters are exempt.

Children under the age of 18 are also exempt from the policy, but the guidance states that at the age of 18, children will not be able to enter the care home until they have been vaccinated with both vaccines.

The regulation was approved by the MP last month and will come into effect on November 11th, with September 16th being the final day for staff to receive their first vaccination in order to be fully vaccinated by the time the measures take effect.

“We appreciate the great work that caregivers have done in the last 18 months to care for those at highest risk of COVID-19,” Guidance said.

“We want to ensure that the care facility is as safe as possible for the staff and caregivers who work in the care facility.

“We believe that the best way to do this is to ensure that everyone who can get a vaccination offer does so.”

Emma Bowden