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CQC publishes details of COVID19 vaccination enforcement

The CQC has published details of its enforcement policy for mandatory COVID19 vaccination.

A statement on COVID-19 vaccination of people working/deployed in care homes supports new regulation coming into force from November 11 that all care home workers, and anyone else entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have an exemption.

From November 11, the vaccination requirement forms part of the fundamental standards and will be monitored and enforced as such.

Providers will need to be able to demonstrate robust governance of COVID-19 vaccination status of staff and visitors and the following question will be added to Provider Information Return (PIR): How are you assured that those you employ and deploy within your service have had their mandatory vaccinations?

Enforcement activity which is generated as a result of a breach of the amended Regulations will be undertaken on a proportionate basis, in line with existing enforcement policy.

Additional guidance for care homes is available below:

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