🚨 The House of Lords is now debating *mandatory Covid vaccines* for care home workers after MPs voted to destroy our rights in a shocking snap vote last week.

⬇️More to follow ⬇️
This Statutory Instrument is:

▪️ Muddled

▪️ Confused

▪️ Disjointed

Baroness Wheeler asks for urgent publication of clear and detailed guidance for this seismic vote.
"The Department has instead resorted to lying"

Baroness Noakes (@1SVN) accuses the Department of Health of acting dishonestly after they failed to produce a full impact assessment for Parliamentarians to vote on.
'If another 40,000 vacancies are added on top of it, how on earth is the sector going to cope with that?'

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath (@LordPhilofBrum) ​questions the effectiveness of the law if it will lead to a mass exodus of workers from within the sector.
🚚 How about the driver who delivers food, should they be sacked?

🎨The arts + crafts teachers in my mum's home, will they be banned?

👮‍♂️ Will there be bouncers at the door?

@Fox_Claire accuses the Govnt of creating an ethical minefield by introducing mandatory vaccines.

Mandatory vaccines for care workers is now law. Millions more workers will be affected.

The House of Lords passed the new law after just 90 minutes debate, with a regret motion noting there is insufficient evidence for it and that the severity of impact is unknown.

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More to follow 👇
'It states in the explanatory note that a full impact assessment has been prepared (…) where is it?' @William_Wragg

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How can MPs vote on these draconian measures without sufficient evidence?
'There are serious warnings from the care sector that the Government's plan could lead to staff shortages in already under-staffed care homes,'

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