A SUPPORT worker from Worcester says he will lose his job because he does not want to be vaccinated on religious grounds.

Przemysław Bołoz, who lives and works in the city, said he does not want the Covid vaccine, and with new government legislation requiring double vaccinations for care staff, he will lose his job.

As a Seventh-Day Adventist, Mr Bołoz said he does not smoke or drink, maintaining "near flawless health".

He said: "Me and my wife are Seventh-day Adventists. As such we believe that taking care of our bodies is our Christian duty.

"We believe in the importance of a healthy diet, exercise, sunshine, fresh air, clean drinking water and overall temperance.

"We do not drink alcohol, smoke or even drink coffee and our sicknesses records are near perfect.

"The official position of our Church is that we decide for ourselves whether we agree with the vaccination or not.

"Based on our experience so far we decided not to be vaccinated with this experimental vaccine."

Mr Bołoz said there are double standards in covid vaccinations, with people visiting their loved ones in care homes not being required to have both jabs.

He added: "We the care workers are being forced to vaccinate because we have to care for the service users and residents.

"Yet at the same time, their family and friends who visit them are not required to vaccinate in order to enter the building, it seems like their right to choose is above my right to choose."

As a result of the policy, he added he and his wife are planning to leave the country, saying: "I have been a good employee. Even received an award for being an "inspirational individual"

"People used to clap for me and now I get this slap in the face from our government.

"Me and my wife decided to sell our house and leave the country for good.

"So that's two victims of this government's policy."

From the autumn, anyone working in a Care Quality Commission-registered care home in England must have two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption under regulations approved by the House of Commons by 319 votes to 246 – majority 73.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a fresh backbench rebellion as Conservative MPs lined up to criticise the Government for not publishing an impact assessment of the policy ahead of the vote.