From 11 November 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home in England, or a visiting professional, will need to be fully vaccinated against coronavirus (Covid-19), unless proven exempt. The requirement does not apply to visitors or essential care givers.

This topic outlines the requirements and steps care homes need to take to prepare. It also offers guidance on the procedure for those who are medically exempt and what to do when staff refuse to be vaccinated.

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