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Category: Furlough and the Coronavirus

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Compulsory covid vaccinations for those working in care homes

The government has recently announced that covid vaccinations will become compulsory for those working in and those attending care homes from 11 November 2021. Changes to the law will mean that those working in care homes that are regulated by the Quality Care Commission must be double-vaccinated.

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I work in a care home and I do not want to be vaccinated. What are my options?

The government has recently announced that covid vaccinations will become compulsory for those working in care homes from 11 November 2021. This includes those who are employed by the care home and contractors who attend care homes to carry out work, such as builders, plumbers, electricians.

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Could your furloughed employees be feeling disengaged?

Responses to a survey from 500 employees indicated that those returning from furlough feel more disconnected from work in comparison to non-furloughed employees and this includes a significant drop in personal confidence by those furloughed since the scheme was introduced in March 2020.

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Furlough and the Coronavirus

What should you consider if you are introducing staff covid testing?

In order to ensure the safety of employee’s some employers may be considering utilising the lateral flow tests, and introducing staff covid testing, in order to help re-open the workplace or enhance the safety measures already in place.