Since 1 October, people have been able to request a formal COVID Pass medical exemption application. These applications will be assessed by a doctor, senior clinician or midwife.
Pregnant women can alternatively use MAT B1 certificates as an alternative applying for a medical exemption. This can be used until 16 weeks after childbirth.
By 24 December 2021, anyone working or volunteering in a care home (even if they have previously self-certified as exempt on medical grounds) will need to be able to prove one of the following:
That they have obtained a clinically reviewed medical exemption (or they can use a MAT B1 certificate if pregnant)
That they are fully vaccinated
That they have self-certified as exempt because they have been vaccinated overseas
This applys to all staff or volunteers planning to work in a care home.
More information can be found on the COVID medical exemptions webpage on the Governments website.