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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 38357, tabled on 22 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that landlords support social care providers in (a) evidencing covid-19 vaccine status of care home workers and (b) complying with the rules applicable to care homes in cases where the social care provider is not the landlord of the care premises.

Answered on

6 September 2021

The regulations place the requirement on the service provider or registered manager to check the vaccine status of those entering their building.

The operational guidance for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes aimed at service providers, registered persons, local authorities, workers, agency staff and residents of Care Quality Commission-regulated care homes will be published shortly. Landlords will be encouraged to consider the guidance and work with social care providers to ensure the relevant requirements are met.

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