Healthcare Worker Card in Wales

Here at Jane Lewis healthcare we want to thank you all for your dedication and hard work through these difficult times. We have had the below shared from CIW and would like you all to take full advantage of this.

Healthcare Worker Card

To help you get the recognition you deserve, we have developed a social care worker card for people working in social care in Wales. This is being sent out firstly to all those registered with Social Care Wales.

This is not a registration card, but a card that identifies relevant workers as someone who works in social care and is a key worker in helping fight this pandemic.

As we want all social care workers to potentially benefit from this card as soon as possible, we are supplying it in two formats – digital and hard copy.

The digital version can be downloaded immediately, using an Apple or Android smartphone (instructions are below). A plastic card is currently being produced and will be available to registered social care workers within a month. The digital and plastic cards will be valid until 31 March 2021.

Please be aware that the digital and hard copies of the card must not be used by anyone else. We would recommend that the card is used alongside a form of photo ID, such as a driving licence or a workplace pass. This will allow organisations to verify workers’ identity, if necessary.

Working alongside the Welsh Government, we have communicated with the police, Transport for Wales, bus companies and retail representatives, raising their awareness of the new card and encouraging them to formally recognise it. We hope it will provide social care key workers with useful benefits to help make things a little easier at this time when so much is being expected of them.

Social care workers are doing excellent work at a particularly difficult time. This is something we recognise and appreciate greatly. It is also appreciated by the Welsh Government, as you can see from this letter from the Minister and Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services:

https://gov.wales/minister-and-deputy-minister-health-and-social-services-letter-social-care-staff

How to add your social care worker card to the wallet on your smartphone (iPhone or Android)

How to add the card to your Apple Wallet

  1. Click on the link below or scan the QR Code
  2. This will take you to a sign-up page, where you need to enter your full name and e-mail address
  3. Press ‘Join’. You will then see the image of your card on your phone screen
  4. Tap ‘Add’ on the top right corner to get your personalised pass and add to your wallet
  5. Open your wallet and you’ll see the pass.

How to add the card to your Google Wallet

  1. Click on the link below or scan the QR Code
  2. This will take you to a sign-up page, where you need to enter your full name and e-mail address
  3. Press ‘Join’. You will then see the image of your card on your phone screen
  4. Tap ‘Yes, I have a Wallet App’ to add your pass to your wallet. The pass will be imported to your wallet automatically
  5. Open your wallet and you’ll see the pass.