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25.01.2022

Frontline NHS staff must be vaccinated by 1st April 2022

 

The Government have passed a law to say that, from 1 April 2022, health and care employers in England will not be allowed to deploy anyone who hasn’t had at least two doses in a patient-facing CQC-regulated role, unless they are exempt

To be fully vaccinated, anyone who has not yet had their first dose of the vaccines will need to do this by 3 February 2022, in order to have received their second dose by the 1 April 2022 deadline. 

NHS staff, volunteers and our other partners have been working at record speed to deliver the NHS  COVID-19 vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history, to protect our communities against the new Omicron variant, but it is just as important that we protect ourselves.

Our Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective, and the NHS has always been clear that individuals should get the life-saving COVID-19 vaccination to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their patients; the overwhelming majority have already done so.

If you have not yet had your first dose of the Covid vaccine, please do this by 3 February 2022

Walk-in appointments are available across the country, but you can also book a jab for a time that is convenient to you by going to uk/covidvaccine or calling the free 119 phone line.

Guidance to support COVID-19 vaccine uptake in frontline staff


The Health and wellbeing of staff is of utmost importance and we realise the additional pressures placed upon the workforce at this time.

Support is available for the health and wellbeing of any staff members here

If you need someone to talk to, we have introduced a confidential staff support line, operated by the Samaritans and free to access from 7:00 am – 11:00 pm, seven days a week.  Please call 0800 069 6222 to speak to an advisor.

 

 

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