Mandatory COVID Vaccinations

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Some job roles now require mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.

Read the Goverment news story about the requirement

Roles which work in CQC Registered Care Home

The Government introduced legislation which came into effect on 11 November 2021. This requires all individuals who are work in a CQC registered care home to have 1st and 2nd dose of COVID -19 vaccine.

Full COVID-19 vaccination is a condition of employment unless you have exempt status.

We will ask for proof of vaccination or exemption during the recruitment process.

If you plan to have your 2nd dose before you start employment, please notify the hiring manager.

You cannot attend an in-person interview at the care home premises if you have not had a 2nd dose of COVID-19 vaccination. We may ask you to attend an alternative location or have a remote interview. This is to ensure the Council follow with the legislation.

Wider health and care roles

The Government is due to introduce legislation from 1 April 2022. This requires all individuals who work in a front line role delivering CQC services to have 1st and 2nd dose of COVID -19 vaccine.

If the role your are applying for is in scope of the legislation, 1st and 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine will be a condition of employment. This does not apply if you have a valid exemption.

The Council will ask you to confirm your vaccination or exemption status during the recruitment process.

To meet the deadline the successful applicant must have had their:

  • 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022
  • 2nd COVID-19 vaccination by 31 March 2022

Proof of Vaccination or Exemption Status

If your role is in scope the Council will ask you to confirm your vaccination status (or exemption) during the recruitment process. 

If you have an exemption you will have to use the NHS COVID Pass to show your exemption status.

Find out about medical exemptions

Your can find how to access your vaccine status:

Please note that you cannot use your NHS appointment card as proof of vaccination status

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