The Department of Health and Social Care has issued detailed operational guidance in relation to staff working in care homes. From 11 November 2021 all care home workers and anyone entering a care home needs to be fully vaccinated, unless they are medically exempt. Exceptions to the rule will include residents, people providing emergency assistance or urgent maintenance, friends and relatives visiting residents (including visiting the dying or giving comfort or support in relation to a resident’s bereavement) and those under 18 years old. It will be for the ‘registered person’ (usually the manager of the facility) to ensure the rules are abided by.
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