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DHSC publishes guidance on new rules for people working or deployed in care homes.



The DHSC has published guidance on new rules for people working or deployed in care homes. The rules are statutory and come into force on 11 November 2021 via the The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021. The regulation requires all CQC registered care homes to ensure its staff and others have had the coronavirus vaccination. Failure to do this will be a breach of a CQC regulation and could lead to action being taken (ratings etc). Download the guidance from: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccination-of-people-working-or-deployed-in-care-homes-operational-guidance


There are a number of exceptions to the rule where people who are not vaccinated can enter care homes, these include emergency services and friends, relatives and essential care givers. The guidance states: ‘Friends, family (who also may be unpaid carers) and essential care givers will not need to show proof of vaccination or medical exemption.’