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40,000 care jobs at risk with a cost of £100m?

There are concerns that care home operators face losing 40,000 staff as a result of the government’s policy of requiring all their staff to be fully vaccinated.

The figure is the Department of Health and Social Care’s best estimate of the impact of the policy of requiring all staff working in care homes to be fully vaccinated, which will come into force in November.

The estimated job losses represent 7% of the 570,000 people employed in CQC-registered homes.

The department also calculated each job loss would cost £2,500 to replace in terms of recruitment, induction and training costs, leaving providers with an estimated bill of £100m.


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