The Government in England made it law that all workers in adult residential care homes had to be Covid-19 vaccinated as a requirement of their employment.
This will become law in England with effect from 11 November. GMB is opposed to mandatory vaccination of any worker and we stated this in our submission into the Government consultation on the issue.
Government in England have now launched a further consultation which seeks to:
- Extend the requirement for mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations to wider social care settings, including domiciliary care.
- Extend to health care settings.
- Make the flu vaccine mandatory for workers in health and social care settings.
GMB will be making a submission into this consultation to ensure the voices of our health and social care members are heard. We want to understand all the views of our members on this latest consultation. In order to do this, we have created this survey.
This proposal is one being made by the Government in England only. However, GMB has chosen to include our members outside of England in this survey so that they too can have their voices heard – so members in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are also encouraged to complete the survey.
Your answers will help us to understand the views of all of our members and ensure that all viewpoints are represented where possible.
This survey is totally confidential. Your manager will not know if you have completed it. We will use the results in our submission into this Government Consultation.
The more people that complete the survey, the stronger our evidence will become. So please do consider sharing this survey with other members and colleagues working in social care. It should take only a few minutes of your time to complete.
You can complete the survey online at https://www.gmb.org.uk/21vax
Thank you for taking a few moments to complete this important confidential survey.
This survey closes on Friday 8 October 2021
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