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COVID Passes For Care Homes

COVID Passes For Care Homes

Posted: 21 Sep '2021 by Ed Williams

Based on the new covid pass legislation, anyone who works inside a CQC-registered care home in England has to be fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease, unless they are exempt.

Notably, this only applies to CQC-registered care homes which provide accommodation for people needing nursing or personal care. The Covid pass legislation will apply to most of the people entering the care home for work.

For instance, staff, agency workers, volunteers, contractors hired to carry out work in a care home, people who are not employed by the care home but have to enter the place for work (doctors, nurses, or CQC inspectors), and even job applicants attending an interview must be fully vaccinated. This also includes people who live in Wales or Scotland but are employed in a CQC-registered care home in England.

In this article, we will discuss what care homes need to do in order to meet the Covid pass guidelines.

What Care Homes Need To Do?

Every care home in England should plan, discuss, and agree on any steps that they will need to take with the staff, suppliers, and contractors as soon as possible. It is a good idea to discuss the dates before which the staff and anyone else who needs to enter the premises must get fully vaccinated.

Moreover, care homes should contact anyone who needs to enter the facility for work and encourage them to get themselves vaccinated if they want to continue working in the CQC-registered care home. This will help care homes to retain staff, and avoid unnecessary dismissals and resignations.

Checking If Someone Is Vaccinated or Not

Care homes will also have to check precisely if someone entering the facility is fully vaccinated or not. Notably, care homes will have to check the Covid pass issued by the government at the time of entry. Of course, this can be done manually at the reception area, however, manual processes are often time-consuming and prone to errors.

The alternative approach and way more efficient is to automate the checking process of Covid passes issued by the government. The DigiGreet Visitor Management System is the only system to have this feature, it will help care homes automatically conduct their checks and see if the concerned person has a valid Covid pass or not. The system will then store the details of the Covid pass, such as the expiry date, and allow the concerned person to check in.

This method is much more effective, fast, and error-free. To know more about the DigiGreet Visitor Management System and the various features offered, get in touch with us today.

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