Vaccinated social care staff no longer required to self-isolate

By William Eichler | 19 July 2021

Health leaders have been left divided by the Government’s announcement that fully vaccinated social care staff and NHS workers who have been told to self-isolate will be allowed to continue working.

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) introduced the measure today as part of the effort to alleviate pressure on services. The change applies only to frontline NHS and social care staff where their absence may lead to what the DHSC describes as ‘significant risk of harm'. 

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