CHP SURVEY: Should COVID vaccination be mandatory for care home workers?
News that the government is considering making COVID vaccinations mandatory for health and social care workers has sparked fierce debate within the care home sector.
The news, which broke last month, came as around one in five care home workers are yet to receive their first COVID jab. Read more
Four Seasons and NorseCare say COVID vaccination should be optional
Leading care home operators Four Seasons and NorseCare have told CHP that staff COVID vaccinations should remain optional.
The providers’ stance contrasts with leading providers Barchester Healthcare and Care UK who have introduced ‘no jab, no job’ policies.
A Four Seasons spokesperson said: “We fully support the government’s vaccination programme and strongly encourage all team members to take part, if they wish, and the vast majority have already done so. Our strong belief is that the COVID-19 vaccination should remain optional, in line with that for the winter flu. Read more