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The impact of the booster programme on annual leave and carry over

Read this joint statement which will help you support local planning and decision making around annual leave during the pandemic.

15 December 2021

The NHS Staff Council has issued a joint statement to support local planning and decision making around annual leave during the pandemic.

This statement follows the Prime Minister's announcement on 12 December that everyone eligible aged 18 and over in England will have the chance to get their COVID-19 booster vaccination before the New Year.

As a result of this announcement, employers may be considering the impact of this work on staff annual leave during the coming months. In addition to supporting you with planning, the statement also highlights the existing Department of Health and Social Care workforce guidance on annual leave as well as the additional NHS Staff Council guidance.

Download and read the statement in full.