Forthcoming Legislation

Coronavirus Act 2020 (Early Expiry: Local Authority Care and Support) (Wales) Regulations 2021

Reference
WSI 2021/850
Effective
31 July 2021

These regulations provide for the expiry of specified provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 which modify certain duties of local authorities in relation to adult social care.

Regulations make vaccination mandatory in English care homes

Reference
2021 No. 891
Effective
11 November 2021

Under the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 only workers who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, or who are exempt from vaccination, will be allowed to work in care homes that are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

Reference
SI 2021/891
Effective
11 November 2021

These regulations concern preventing, detecting and controlling the spread of infection in care homes.

White Paper — Integration and Innovation: Working Together to Improve Health and Social Care for All

Effective
Published 11 February 2021 with a view to implement in 2022.

This White Paper sets out legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill. Many of the proposals build on legislative changes set out in the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS’s recommendations to Government and Parliament for an NHS Bill, both published with broad support in 2019.