1 February 2022
The Government has suspended its previous policy to make COVID-19 vaccination a legal requirement for frontline workings in health and social care settings.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid has announced the plan to scrap vaccination as a condition of deployment for healthcare workers in England. The changes have been made in light of the Omicron variant.
This means that the previous deadline – which mandated workers be fully vaccinated by 1 April, with a first dose of the vaccination by 3 February – is no longer applicable.
The policy is now under formal consultation.
There have been no plans to make COVID-19 vaccinations compulsory in Scotland or Wales. There will be a public consultation in Northern Ireland.
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HCPC statement – 9 Febuary 2022
Read the HCPC’s statement on the uptake of the vaccine among its registrants.