Introduction

A vaccine to prevent serious health effects from coronavirus has been developed and made available to the public. Special legal provisions have been made in relation to the uptake of the vaccine for workers in care homes in England.

The purpose of this policy is to set out the position on the vaccine as it affects our workforce and the measures that we are required to take.

Legal Requirement

People who work in some care homes are required by law to have the coronavirus vaccine. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 set out that the requirement applies to care homes which:

  • are located in England

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