Vaccination Regulations for Health Workers

On 6 January 2022, the Government made new legislation, approved by Parliament, which amended the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (“the 2014 Regulations”).

In accordance with these regulations, individuals undertaking CQC regulated activities in England must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than 1 April 2022 to protect patients, regardless of their employer, including secondary and primary care. The regulations will apply equally across the public (NHS) and independent health sector.

A 12-week grace period, beginning on 6 January, allows unvaccinated individuals to have had their first dose by 3 February 2022, in order to have received their second dose by the 1 April 2022 deadline.

You must have your first dose no later than 3 Feb 2022
You must have your second dose by 31 March 2022

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