Temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes

A letter from the Director of Adult Social Care Delivery to local authorities, directors of adult social services, care home providers, care home managers and agencies outlines a temporary exemption certification process:

Those working or volunteering in care homes who have a medical reason why they are unable to have a COVID-19 vaccine are able to self-certify that they meet the medical exemption criteria.

Those exempt will need to sign the relevant form to give to their employer as proof of their temporary exemption status. This temporary self-certification process has been introduced for a short period prior to the launch of the new NHS COVID Pass system which will go live soon.

Once the NHS COVID Pass system is launched, care home workers will need to apply for a formal medical exemption through that process. This temporary self-certification expires 12 weeks after the NHS COVID Pass system is launched.

Care home workers who are exempt will need to sign the ‘Self-certification form for people with medical exemptions’

or the ‘Self-certification form for people vaccinated abroad’ and show this to their employer as proof of their temporary exemption status.

The temporary self-certification process has been introduced for a short period prior to the launch of the new NHS COVID Pass system.

PAYadvice.UK 15/9/2021

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