The Government has finally published guidance in relation to the mandatory vaccination of staff working in CQC-registered care homes. In response, we have been able to publish our own union guidance and advice. Please find relevant links below:
Government Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination of people working or deployed in care
Guidance for UNISON Members: https://www.unison.org.uk/care-workers-your-rights/coronavirus-advice-social-care-workers/#heading-2
It’s worth noting that this applies not just to care home workers but to anyone required to visit care homes through their employment (unless exempted as per the guidance) – such as social workers, occupational therapists and maintenance workers – so it may have an impact on members employed by local councils, NHS trusts and private companies.