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11th Hour Update on Vaccine Mandate in Care Homes

11th Hour Update on Vaccine Mandate in Care Homes

From November 2021 there will be a new legal requirement for staff working in care home settings in England to demonstrate proof of COVID- 19vaccination.   In addition to care home workers, other groups of UNISON members who visit care homes such as social workers and...

Back to School September 2021 – Covid19 Enhanced Response

From Friday 27 August additional support will be deployed to some local authorities in the South West of England including Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay local authority areas in response to a rise in COVID-19 cases locally. Targeted...

UNISON guidance on mandatory vaccination in care homes

From November 2021 there will be a new legal requirement for staff working in care home settings in England to demonstrate proof of COVID- 19vaccination.   In addition to care home workers, other groups of UNISON members who visit care homes such as social workers and...

Guidance for the end of Covid19 Restrictions In FE

New guidance on opening in colleges in England in September was issued yesterday. It can be found here and in a nutshell the changes are: The priority will be to deliver face-to-face education Risk assessments must be live with proportionate control measures and...
11th Hour Update on Vaccine Mandate in Care Homes

Care staff more likely to decline jab if threatened by employers

Gavin Edwards says forced vaccination could make recruitment and retention crisis worse Care staff more likely to decline jab if threatened by employers, says UNISON survey   Care staff are nearly twice as likely to turn down a Covid jab if they’ve been threatened or...

New NJC COVID Circular

Please find attached a new NJC circular on COVID-19 as we continue to leave lockdown. The circular has taken much longer to come out than we would have liked, but UNISON has been pushing the employers to take a more progressive approach to supporting employees during...