Will you be visiting a care home after 11th November as part of your work? New regulations coming into force then will limit who can and cannot enter care homes. You may need to show proof that you’ve been double-vaccinated against coronavirus.
The Government’s website gives details of the new regulation, including the exemptions.
Throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, care home workers have done a phenomenal job to support and protect those most at risk from COVID-19. People across the sector have risen to this unprecedented challenge and gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep those they care for safe.
We value the incredible work that people in care homes have done over the last 18 months to care for some of the people who are most at risk from COVID-19. We want to ensure that care homes are as safe as possible for the staff working in them and the people they care for. We believe that the best way to do this is to ensure that everyone who can take up the offer of vaccination, does.
Vaccination offers the best protection against the virus both for staff and care home residents. From 11 November 2021, all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations.
Vaccinations can be booked online through the national booking service or by ringing 119. It is also possible to visit one of hundreds of walk-in centres across the country without the need to book in advance. Find your nearest centre.