Here are the notes from the HO/SMP call on 14 Jan:
- Vaccinations – Home Office have received an update from PHE and will work through this before deciding how to include SMPs in the discussion.
- Shielding – Home Office are seeking confirmation from PHE to enable them to share lists of shielding SUs with relevant LAs to ensure additional support is able to be provided.
- Room sharing – The Home Secretary has expressed a preference for no room sharing arrangements in hotels. Home Office say there are no current plans to include room sharing in hotels for public health reasons.
Two other updates:
Covid Vaccination leaflets are now available on the Gov website in a number of languages – COVID-19 vaccination programme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please see attached correspondence from Home Office confirming the operation of regional intake units and asylum interviews during the lockdown.