Care home workers can self-certify Covid-19 vaccine medical exemption

16 September 2021

The Government has announced that care home staff in England who are within scope of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations can temporarily self-certify their medical exemption. This is temporary evidence for their employer that they do not need to get the vaccine; evidence needed in the employer’s compliance with the mandatory care home vaccine rules which apply from 11 November 2021.

Government wants data reform to drive economic growth and innovation

16 September 2021

Employers will no doubt remember the months leading up to May 2018 when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force and they had to have new policies and warning notices in place showing their awareness of the need for data protection and privacy.

Vaccination for care home staff in England

15 September 2021

The arbitration service Acas has published advice to help employees and employers at care homes in England understand the new government rules around vaccination.

Winter plan for managing Covid

14 September 2021

We reported recently that parts of the Coronavirus Act 2020 were expected to be repealed as the Government prepared to set out its latest plan for dealing with Covid-19 (see Government outlines next steps in its Covid response).

JCVI recommends booster jabs for over 50s

14 September 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has recommended booster jabs for over 50s and younger adults with health conditions, amid concern about waning immunity.

Update on rare Covid-19 vaccine side effects

14 September 2021

More detailed guidance for health professionals on some rare side effects associated with Covid-19 vaccines has been issued by Public Health England (PHE).