In response to the Government’s announcement of a consultation on staff vaccination in adult care homes, James Bullion, ADASS President, said:
"The vaccination programme represents a major step forward in the fight against Covid-19, particularly in residential settings such as care homes.
"It is important to acknowledge that significant progress has been made towards keeping people safe in adult social care with an increasing number of people living in and working in care homes being vaccinated, but there is more to be done.
"We encourage all social care colleagues, those with care and support needs, and the wider population to take up the offer of a vaccination.
"We welcome the announcement of the consultation on what is a difficult question for the Government and all involved, but it is important that whatever is decided does not adversely impact the staffing numbers needed for safe and high-quality care. We should also think about this question alongside the urgent need to improve the employment deal for care workers.
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