COVID Vaccine Exemption Certificates

You may need to demonstrate your COVID status to:

  • work or volunteer in a care home regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) from 11 November 2021 (although you can use your self-certification until 31 March 2022 if you self-certify by 24 December 2021 – see the section below called ‘If you work or volunteer in a care home’)
  • be exempt from self-isolating for 7 days if you are a close contact of somebody with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • enter venues and events in England that require the NHS COVID Pass as a condition of entry
  • be exempt from quarantine and completing a test on day 8 if you travel from a country that’s not on the red list

Reasons you could get a medical exemption

The possible reasons for exemptions are limited. Examples that might be reasons for a medical exemption are:

  • people receiving end of life care where vaccination is not in the person’s best interests
  • people with learning disabilities, autism or a combination of impairments which mean that vaccination and testing result in distress and who cannot be vaccinated through reasonable adjustments such as an accessible environment
  • a person with severe allergies to all currently available vaccines
  • those who have had an adverse reaction to the first dose (for example, myocarditis)

Application for a COVID vaccine exemption certificate are made via 119. These reports are then sent to the GP to approve against the above criteria. We are unable to accept applications directly.

Full information about applying for an exemption can be found on the Government website

Thankyou for your continued support

The Vernon & Lanes Team