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Category: Coronavirus

Updated Covid information and resources from NCVO re: vaccines for employment

28th February 2022

NCVO have updated their Covid information portal to respond to the changes outlined in the government’s plan A which paused the policy requiring some workers and volunteers to have the vaccine as a condition of deployment. Find out more Take a look at the whole library   Read more

Webinar: Find out more about the new Vaccine of a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations

25th January 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care are running a FREE webinar on 27th Jan 14:30-15:30 for CQC registered providers to find out more about the new Vaccine of a Condition of Deployment (VCOD) regulations which will come into force on 1 April 2022. The webinar will include details of key dates of implementation, who … Read more

UPDATED: Working safely during coronavirus

22nd December 2021

Find out how to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in your workplace with this latest update from the Government. Separate guidance is available via the link for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Read more

UPDATED: Safeguarding during the Covid 19 crisis

17th December 2021

The Social Care Institute for Excellence is offering up to date guidance on safeguarding adults with care and support needs from abuse and neglect during the Covid19 crisis. You can access the information here: Safeguarding adults during the COVID-19 crisis (scie.org.uk) You can also sign up to their newsletter to get regular news about other … Read more

UPDATED: Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do

14th December 2021

The government has published guidance on the latest updates for coronavirus restrictions. Key changes include the easing of restrictions to allow groups of up to 30 to meet outside, increased from the previous limit of 15. Read the full guidance here. Read more

UPDATED: Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings – updated

14th December 2021

The Government have updated their guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings to take into account exemptions and re-testing. Take a look at the updated guidance here Read more

UPDATED: How to remove and dispose of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

14th December 2021

This video from Public Health England shows how to safely doff (or remove) the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs), specific to COVID-19. This guidance outlines infection control for healthcare providers assessing possible cases of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with local policies and with the visual guides found here: … Read more

UPDATED: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

10th December 2021

The Government has published updated guidance on the management of staff, patients and residents in health and social care settings who have been exposed to COVID-19. Read more

UPDATED: Coronavirus (COVID-19): reducing risk in adult social care

1st December 2021

The Government have published a framework for how adult social care employers should assess and reduce risk to their workforce during the coronavirus pandemic. Read more here Read more

Coronavirus guidance for health and social care professionals in Wales

1st December 2021

The Welsh Government have a central hub for Coronavirus guidance in Wales here – it includes a specific section for health and social care professionals here. Read more