English care homes could lose 70,000 staff over mandatory Covid jab

Posted by on July 21, 2021 11:28 am
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Government estimates between 3% and 12% of staff may resist getting jab – meaning they will lose their jobs

Up to 70,000 care home staff in England could leave the workforce or lose their jobs because the government is insisting they must be vaccinated against Covid, with women and ethnic minorities disproportionately affected, according to an official estimate.

In an impact statement from the government, officials believe between 3% and 12% of care home staff may still resist getting a Covid jab by the end of a 16-week grace period. The central estimate was that 40,000 could be left without jobs, but it could be as high as 70,000 or as low as 17,000.

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