The Government want to hear your views on revoking provisions which require the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and social care settings.
Given the changes in clinical evidence, the government is revisiting the balance of risks and benefits that guided its original decisions to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment.
While vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19, and all people working in health and social care settings have a professional duty to be vaccinated, the view of the government is that it is no longer proportionate to require vaccination as a condition of deployment through statute in health, care homes or other social care settings.
The easiest way to participate and have your say is by completing the public survey here.
The guidance with regards to COVID-19 vaccination for anyone working or volunteering in a care home has been updated (3rd Feb 2022).
The latest change made includes and added call-out box to reflect that the government has announced its intention to revoke the regulations making vaccines a condition of deployment for health and social care staff, subject to parliament process.
HCPA will share more information once available.