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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: 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: Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

3rd November 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

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

Coping well during Covid – webinars from NHS

16th November 2020

The NHS have updated their ‘coping well during Covid’ webinar series. Webinar topics now include: Anxiety Low mood Working from home and staying well Managing financial anxiety Sleep BAME wellbeing Managing wellbeing ….as well as other helpful resources Watch the webinars here Read more

Optional badges/lanyards to promote ongoing social distancing

14th August 2020

The Government have shared optional badges that people can wear who may have difficulties or concerns in maintaining social distancing. They can be used to signal to others around them that they need to pay attention and be given space. Find out more here Read more