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NHS: Coronavirus

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 73748, tabled on 12 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has included provision for extenuating circumstances in the implementation of compulsory covid-19 vaccination for NHS staff.

Answered on

22 November 2021

The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No.2) Regulations 2021 provide for a 12 week grace period to allow Care Quality Commission registered persons to work with health and care workers in meeting the requirements. There is no specific provision for extenuating circumstances.