Guidance

Vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes: operational guidance

From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (COVID-19), unless exempt.

Applies to England

Documents

ڤاكسین لێدان بەوكەسانەى كە كاردەكەن لە یان نێردراون بۆ خانەى چاودێرى: ڕێنوێنى كردارەكى (guidance in Kurdish Sorani)

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Pagbabakuna laban sa Coronavirus (COVID-19) ng mga taong nagtatrabaho o ipinapadala sa mga bahay-kalinga: patnubay sa pagpapatupad at pagkilos (guidance in Tagalog)

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This guidance has been produced to help support the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (‘the regulations’).

These regulations require registered persons (service providers) at all Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes (which provide accommodation together with nursing or personal care) to ensure that anyone who works or volunteers in the indoor premises of that care home must demonstrate that they have been vaccinated or have an exemption.

This guidance is also available in an easy-read version in English.

Published 4 August 2021
Last updated 19 October 2021 + show all updates
  1. In the English language version, updated the sections 'If an individual has been vaccinated outside of the UK', 'Groups that can get a medical exemption', 'How to demonstrate your vaccination status' and 'Exemptions' with more information on temporary and formal medical exemptions.

  2. Adding link to easy-read version of the guidance in English.

  3. Added translations of the guidance in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (Simplified), Farsi, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Kurdish (Sorani), Nepali, Punjabi (Gurmukhi), Polish, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukranian and Urdu.

  4. Added HTML version.

  5. First published.