09 Nov 2021

Government publish response to the Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment consultation

This afternoon the Secretary of State announced that the Government intended to extend vaccination as a condition of deployment to the homecare sector in England with the requirement commencing on 1 April 2022. The regulations would include a requirement that careworkers are vaccinated against COVID-19 but would not include a requirement in relation to flu vaccination at this time.

Following the statement from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Government have published their response to the consultation on making vaccination a condition of deployment in the wider health and social care sector.

You can read the Government's consultation response and impact statement here.

Government press release.

Draft regulations are available here.

Our media release in response to the announcement is available here.

Our consultation response is available here.

A summary of our members' survey on the topic is available here.