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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

Exciting FREE Health & Social Care ‘Social’ networking event in Oxfordshire – 16th Dec

2nd December 2021

OxLEP Business is hosting an exciting networking event for individuals and organisations working to improve health and social care provision in Oxfordshire. When is it? 16th December 2021, 10:00-11:30am. About the event This event will bring together individuals, community groups, social enterprises, charities and private businesses working in the health and social care sectors in … Read more

Funding available for social enterprises in England recovering from COVID-19

2nd December 2021

Grants of between £10,000 and £100,000 are now available from the Social Enterprise Support Fund, established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies. The Fund provides grants to help social enterprises rebuild from COVID-19. Who can apply? Social enterprises in England that have: been incorporated for at least … 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

SaluteMyJob and Community Catalysts join forces to help develop community enterprises in Oxfordshire

15th November 2021

SaluteMyJob is a social enterprise serving the Armed Forces community across the UK by providing veterans and their families with meaningful employment and training opportunities for the next stage of their careers. SaluteMyJob has recently developed a new technology platform to help individuals from that community connect with ‘Forces Friendly’ organisations and to access the … Read more

UPDATED: Covid-19 and providing home care

8th November 2021

The Government have updated the information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance has now been updated to reflect that clinically extremely vulnerable people are no longer required to shield  Read the guidance here Read more