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COVID-19 Updates from the Lead Employer

Guidance regarding COVID-19 is changing regularly and, here at Lead Employer, we continue to update our communications to ensure that we are reflecting current government guidelines. Here you will find our latest FAQs for both colleagues-in-training and Host Organisations, details on completing risk assessments and how to report absence

 

For additional advice, you can also find useful information through the Public Health England Guidance or through the Government Guidance

 

Vaccination Update

On 31st January 2022, the government announced its intention to revoke the regulations making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in health and social care, subject to consultation and parliamentary process.  

The government has now announced that it will bring forward the regulations to revoke vaccination as a condition of deployment following its consultation, which closed on 16th February 2022. The revocation of the regulations will come into force on 15th March 2022. The full consultation document is available here.

We would like to thank all colleagues who have had their COVID-19 vaccine as well as all those who have supported the staff vaccination programme. Huge effort has been invested into increasing the already high uptake amongst our staff and we are, as always, very grateful for all of your hard work.

 

Further Support

If you are yet to receive both doses of the COVID vaccination and would like to do so, you can book a vaccination appointment to attend a vaccination site of your choice via the National Booking System, which you can access via the NHS website here. Having the vaccine remains the best way to protect staff, patients and each other from the COVID-19 virus and the Trust continues to encourage all staff who are not yet vaccinated to do so as soon as possible.

We understand that there may be some colleagues who are hesitant to take up the offer of the vaccination and a range of support is available to you through your Host Organisation and through StHK Lead Employer that could help you make your decision. 

 

Please check out the FAQs below for further information and support. 

Take a look at our Lead Employer Medical Director – Professor Andrew Rowland, who talks about the part immunisations play in helping us to get out of the pandemic:

 

 

Please note that we are on hand to support you and answer any questions you may have. Please contact us on LE.COVIDVACCINATION@sthk.nhs.uk