Vaccine as a condition of Deployment
As you may know, the Government mandated that from the 11th of November 2021, colleagues working in or entering a Care Quality Commission (CQC) Registered care homes in England as part of their role, needed to be double vaccinated or provide evidence of medical exemption.
From the 9th September to the 22nd October 2021 the government conducted a public consultation in respect of extending the mandate to include all frontline NHS staff and those working in social care.
On the 9th of November 2021 Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, announced that the mandate would indeed be extended to colleagues working in health and wider social care settings in England from April 2022.
This means that colleagues in New Directions Flexible Care Solutions will need to be vaccinated (both doses) or provide evidence of medical exemption from April 2022 as a condition of employment.
- The vaccine will make you better protected from severe illness and death as a result of COVID-19.
- There is no guarantee that the vaccine will prevent you from passing on a COVID-19 infection, but evidence suggests that the vaccine makes the spread of infection much less likely.
- Analysis carried out by Public Health England (PHE) suggests the vaccination programme, as of 15 July 2021, has prevented between 11 and 12.5 million infections and between 35,200 and 38,600 deaths since the start of the vaccination programme.
- You can book online through the national booking service or call 119. You can also visit one of hundreds of walk-in centres across the country without the need to book in advance. Find your nearest centre.