Fast Track DBS Checks for the COVID-19 Vaccine Volunteers
Even though the COVID-19 pandemic continues into 2021, it seems that there is light at the end of the tunnel as the COVID-19 vaccination programme has begun to roll out throughout the UK and is being given to the most vulnerable in our society and our frontline workers.
With the roll-out of the vaccination programme, the NHS are looking for volunteers to help run the huge task of vaccinating people as quickly as possible, while also keeping the other vital NHS services running.
It’s currently a critical time for our NHS and its essential that those that wish to volunteer go through the relevant background checks to assess if they are suitable, meaning that employers will need access to priority processing of DBS applications. Here at CBS, we want to do what we can to help with the vaccination programme, so to the NHS health boards, charities and care homes, we offer priority processing of DBS applications.
Depending on what role you volunteer for, relates to which checks you are eligible for.
So, who is eligible for the fast-track DBS checks?
- Vaccinator/Pandemic immuniser: Those who are responsible for administering the vaccine.
- Vaccination Care/Support Volunteer: Those who are involved in caring for those who have had the vaccine.
- Clinical supervisor: The person who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the clinical staff.
There are also other volunteer roles for the vaccination programme that are not eligible for fast-track checks, but will still need standard and basic DBS checks:
- Patient advocate: – Those who meet and greet people attending the vaccination site.
- Cleaner: – Those who ensure the hygiene and cleanliness of the vaccination centres.
- Vaccination admin/reception support: Those who are responsible for admin support, vaccination consent and managing vaccination records.
Are you interested in volunteering with the NHS and want to help out with the COVID-19 vaccination programme? We urge you to contact your local health board to find out what is available.
This is such a significant time during the pandemic, that it’s important to ensure that the right people who have offered to volunteer are able to help as soon as they possibly can.back to news
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