Removing mandatory vaccination as a condition of deployment in health and social care
1 March 2022
It had been expected that all health and social care providers in England were required to ensure their workers are fully vaccinated against Covid-19, unless they are exempt.
The regulations, once passed, would have applied to health and social care workers with direct, face-to-face contact with people while providing care – such as doctors, nurses, dentists and domiciliary care workers. The proposals, which were due to take effect on 1 April 2022, were scrapped following a government consultation to remove mandatory vaccination as a condition of deployment condition across all health and social care in England.
Consultation on this matter has been closed on 1 March and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has published the consultation response. The response confirms that they intend to proceed with revoking vaccination as a condition of deployment.