UK, ambulance crews and care home patients must be vaccinated by 11 September
UK, care home staff and ambulance crews must be fully vaccinated (two doses of Covid vaccine) by 11 September or risk their jobs
According to government policy, anyone working with patients in care homes must have received both doses of the vaccine by 11 November.
UK Covid vaccination rules for non-emergency ambulance staff
This includes patient transport service (PTS) staff at West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), who have received letters outlining that the vaccine is mandatory unless they have “specific exemptions”.
In a briefing to staff, non-emergency services operations delivery director Michelle Brotherton said: “The situation has been mandated by the Government which means all operational staff must get both jabs by November 11 unless they are medically exempt.”
The briefing adds: “Remember, 20 per cent of those who have died were in a care setting, so these are particularly vulnerable people and it is right that we do our part to help protect them.”
Staff are expected to have had their first jab by September 15, while bosses are looking at the possibility of setting up “special clinics” where people can get vaccinated.
Ambulance UK, emergency crew are exempt
The Department of Health and Social Care said that from November 11 “all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations”.