Vaccination as a condition of deployment (VCOD)

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On 6 January 2022, legislation was passed by the UK government which requires all individuals undertaking CQC regulated activities in England to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by no later than 1 April 2022. This is to protect patients, regardless of employer, in both primary and secondary care.

The regulations will apply equally across the public (NHS) and independent health sector.

Please use the resources on this page to make yourself familiar with the new legislation and to encourage vaccine engagement.