Coronavirus Updates

Latest updates on Coronavirus. As the situation is quickly evolving, it is important to be provided with up-to-date information. We’ll be updating and adding to our information. So keep checking back.

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12th April 2021

Does ‘social distancing’ fall under the rubric of informed consent? (Last update: 12.04.21)

Rachel Griffiths Mental Capacity and Human Rights Specialist

In thinking about this question, it’s important to remember that everyone has the right to make their own decisions, about everything, as long as they have the mental capacity to do so. The best interests framework does of course include consent in medical contexts, but all decisions about keeping ourselves and others safe fit that […]

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09th April 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 09.04.21)

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Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists. It includes updates on the latest Visiting arrangements in care homes, Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions confirmed for 12 April and so much more. Download here! DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the update here: Social Care In Vision 9th April 2021 COVID-19: Supporting adults with […]

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06th April 2021

Adult Social Care Infection Control & Testing Fund – Summary (Last update: 06.04.21)

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The Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund’s main purpose is to support adult social care providers, including those who do not have a contract with the local authority, to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmissions within and between care settings. In particular, this is by helping to reduce the need for staff movements […]

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01st April 2021

Changes to PPE Practices Action Card (Last update: 01.04.21)

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The UKHCA have announced that the government’s PPE guidance is due to change shortly. We have prepared an action card for you below, outline concisely the key updates and steps you need to take: Download Now Alternatively, you can see the update here:  The UKHCA have announced that the government’s PPE guidance is due to […]

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01st April 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 01.04.21)

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Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists. It includes updates on Face Coverings, PCR Home Kits, Government Support for those self-isolating and so much more. Download here! DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the update here: COVID-19: Government increases support for those self-isolating – Published 26th March A new cash injection of £12.9 million […]

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31st March 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Complacency: Why continuing to follow the guidance after being vaccinated is so important

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As the vaccination programme across the UK continues, and everyone receives their vaccines, it still remains extremely important that we continue to adhere to government guidelines. Vaccines remain just one part of everyone being able to return to a normal life, alongside testing and maintaining safe behaviours that may be in place at the time. […]

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30th March 2021

Free Webinar: No Jab, No Job?

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Join our Employment & HR specialist, Napthens for a FREE webinar on compulsory vaccination. On 8th April, 11:00-11:45, Napthens’ Chris King will take you through the legal issues surrounding compulsory vaccination, including consideration of human rights and discrimination, consent, and the recent proposals on compulsory vaccinations for care workers. In this webinar, you will learn:  The […]

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30th March 2021

World Autism Awareness Week: Autism & Face Coverings Top Tips

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29th Mar – 4th April is World Autism Awareness Week. The coronavirus pandemic has been particularly tough for many autistic people and their families. The experience of wearing face coverings is new to us all, but can be exceptionally difficult for those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). People with ASD can face a variety of […]

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26th March 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 26.03.21)

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Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists. It includes updates on Testing for homecare workers, NHS and social care funding and more. Download here! DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, you can read the update here: COVID-19: Testing for homecare workers – Updated 18th March The guidance has been updated to reflect the addition of PAs to […]

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23rd March 2021

Visiting Professionals Testing Requirements (Last update: 23.03.21)

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Any visiting professionals, such as GPs and District Nurses, to the service must not be allowed entry without a negative test result or if they meet the exemption criteria in line with Government guidance. STAFF ACTION  Ask the visiting professional when their last test result was taken Request to see proof of the test result […]

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