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Category: Coronavirus

UPDATED: Supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults

2nd August 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults. It has been updated in line with the lifting of most legal restrictions to control COVID-19 from 19 July 2021, as we move to Step 4 of the COVID-19 roadmap. Read more here Read more

UPDATED: How to work safely in domiciliary care in England

2nd August 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for working safely in domiciliary care in England. It has been updated to reflect changes to guidance in Step 4 of the roadmap. There‚Äôs also an updated section on types of masks that can be used for domestic duties when 2 metres or more from the client. Read more … Read more

Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

19th July 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from coronavirus (COVID-19). They will now follow the same guidance as the general population. Read more here Read more

Coronavirus testing for anyone working in adult social care who are not part of regular testing at work and unpaid carers

22nd June 2021

The Government has issued guidance on how anyone working in adult social care in England who is not part of a regular testing regime at work can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Read the guidance Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for personal assistants

14th June 2021

The government has updated information on how personal assistants and anyone working in adult social care who is not receiving regular testing in England can access twice-weekly COVID-19 testing. Read more

Updated – Overview of adult social care guidance on COVID-19

14th June 2021

The government has updated its information for adult social care providers on COVID-19 guidance. Read in full here This information has now been updated to include new information on funding for social care, defining and reporting outbreaks in social care, testing for recipients of social care, updating contact information for the NSDR, information for care … Read more

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) illustrated guide for community and social care settings

14th June 2021

The Government have published a resource which outlines personal protective equipment (PPE) advice for health and social care workers working in the community. Read more here Read more

UPDATED: Guidance for people receiving direct payments

2nd June 2021

The Government has updated their guidance for people receiving direct payment. The updates reflect the date of the end of free PPE to all of Adult Social Care – the end of March 2022. Read the guidance here Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance

26th May 2021

Information for the adult social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic. This page brings together coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) for the adult social care sector and other relevant guidance. Find out more Read more

Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

25th May 2021

Advice for those working in adult social care on managing your mental health and how employers can take care of the wellbeing of their staff during the coronavirus outbreak. Includes a section for the self-employed. This has now been updated to reflect the changes made as part of ‘Step 3’ of the government’s ‘COVID-19 response … Read more