Independent Living Services – COVID19 Update
For PA’ Covid-19 Vaccination information
(January 2021 update).
As personal assistants for direct payment employers are considered key workers, we are working with local authorities to ensure that PAs do not miss out on the opportunity of accessing the Covid-19 vaccine.
If you are a direct payment employer, please discuss the option with your PA(s) and direct them to this website. PAs can then opt in to the vaccination programme by completing a consent form (accessed by clicking here) and returning it via e-mail to email@example.com
This will then be passed to the local authority to process. Please note that PeoplePlus is not involved in the delivery of the vaccine; therefore we will be unable to provide updates on progress or availability.
Some local authorities have already requested contact information for PAs that PeoplePlus hold as part of our payroll service. We are able to share this data with local authorities under the following conditions of GDPR legislation:
6(1)(e) Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller
9(2)(h) Processing is necessary for the purposes of the provision of health or social care or treatment
9(2)(i) Processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health, such as protecting against serious cross-border threats to health.
Sharing of this information has been done to comply with the above regulations to enable the rapid roll out this vaccination programme however, should your PA not be happy with their information being shared please could they contact DPO@peopleplus.co.uk , so we can inform their Local Authority.