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Mandatory covid vaccines of healthcare workers – Additional Guidance issued

NHSE England published phase 2 guidance on 14 January 2022. This will assist employers to comply with the legislation making it mandatory for healthcare workers to be vaccinated as a condition of deployment (VCOD). As a reminder the key dates are:

  • 3 February 2022 – First dose of vaccine
  • 1 April 2022 – Regulations come into force.

The guidance can be found here.

There is an incredibly short time scale to comply with the legislation. As a minimum, organisations should ensure that they follow the ACAS code of practice before they issue notice of dismissals, including offering employees the right of appeal. Importantly all employees should be treated consistently to avoid any claims of discrimination.

If you require any advice in relation to the legislation and the guidance, then please do not hesitate to contact Sejal Raja on sejal.raja@rlb-law.com.


Disclaimer

This briefing is for guidance purposes only. RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for any action taken or not taken in relation to this note and recommends that appropriate legal advice be taken having regard to a client's own particular circumstances.