As part of their registration CME’s providing personal care services are required to have an risk assessment process in place, which they will make available to you on request. You may also have specific questions arising from the Coronavirus pandemic;
CME’s do not meet the requirements for mandatory Covid-19 vaccination as issued on the 6th January 2022.
You may want to check whether the person delivering your care has been vaccinated against Coronavirus and then decide as to whether you want them to deliver your care based on their answer. Please note, CME’s are not obligated to share their vaccination status with you.
Guidance on mandatory vaccinations is changing. Keep informed about the changes to guidance via the GOV.UK website
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Social Distancing
CME providers should be delivering services in line with government guidance where mask mandates and social distancing rules are in place. This includes (but is not limited to) providing and wearing any necessary PPE e.g., gloves, aprons and masks, and maintaining a social distance during the delivery of services where possible.
Where mask mandates and social distancing rules are not in place you should discuss your own needs and concerns around the use of PPE with the CME. This way you can discuss how they can provide services in a way that makes you feel safe and supported.