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Can staff from a care home where there are positive cases of COVID-19 attend a clinic or centre for vaccination?

A risk assessment should be conducted to determine if there are members of care home staff within that care home who can be confidently identified as not being significant contacts of the cases and who have negative test results, to assess if it safe for these staff members to attend.

If however there is evidence of spread of infection to residents, or an incident or outbreak is declared, then none of the care home staff should attend for vaccination.

For a care home that has been under incident / outbreak conditions and the incident is now declared over then if there have been no new cases for 20 days with two rounds of negative staff testing, staff may attend for vaccination. [17/12/20]