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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31st March 2022

Self-isolation for health and social care workers

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Michelle Rob, Employment Paralegal at Napthens unpicks the guidance on self-isolation for care workers. As part of the ‘Living with COVID-19’ guidance, the Government announced that the ‘Stay at home’ guidance would be withdrawn, meaning the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test would be removed for the general public. Instead, the legal requirement […]

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23rd March 2022

NHS to begin spring COVID-19 booster vaccinations this week for care home residents

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Hundreds of thousands of people will be invited to book a Spring COVID-19 booster this week as the NHS vaccination programme enters a new phase. Eligible groups for Spring boosters include care home residents, people who are 75 and over and those who are immunosuppressed aged 12 and over. In line with new advice from […]

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09th March 2022

New online system launched for ongoing provision of free PPE for care staff

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

A new online platform to order personal protective equipment (PPE) in England has been launched. The new system builds on user feedback to improve the experience of those using the site. It also follows an announcement earlier in the year that stated adult social care providers and others will continue to receive COVID-19 PPE free of charge until 31st […]

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07th March 2022

Living with COVID Plans: What does it mean for you?

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

The Government has outlined its roadmap on how it aims to deal with COVID-19 in the future. The plans still lack a lot of detail, but QCS has uncovered information surrounding VCOD and key dates for those working in adult social care. What is COVID-19 Response Living with COVID-19? The document outlines how the Government […]

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03rd March 2022

The end of mandatory vaccination for care workers

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Can you still hire unvaccinated staff? What happens to staff who were dismissed due to the VCOD regulations? Nikita Passi, Solicitor at Napthens answers these and more following the Government announcement that its no jab, no job requirement no longer applies. In July 2021, following The Department of Health and Social Care’s review, it was […]

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02nd March 2022

Regulations making COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment to end this month

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

The legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed will be removed from 15th March. Regulations requiring COVID-19 vaccination to work in Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered care homes to be lifted from 15th March Legal requirement for health and social care staff to be double jabbed from 1st April to […]

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25th February 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 25.02.2022)

Emily Kerrigan Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on advice for CQC Provider Information Return, vaccination received overseas, COVID updates and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now  Alternatively, read the update here: COVID-19 – Coronavirus protections relaxed as […]

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25th February 2022

Social Care In Vision (Last Updated: 25.02.2022)

Emily Kerrigan Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for England below. It features the latest updates on advice for CQC Provider Information Return, vaccination received overseas, COVID updates and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now Alternatively, read the update here: Health and social care integration – […]

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11th February 2022

Social Care In Vision (Last Updated: 10.02.2022)

Emily Kerrigan Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for England below. It features the latest updates on advice for UK Visa applicants, VCOD, COVID updates and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now Alternatively, read the update here: COVID-19 – Guidance for people receiving direct payments – […]

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11th February 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 10.02.2022)

Emily Kerrigan Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on visits to care homes, alert level 0, COVID updates and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now Alternatively, read the update here: COVID-19 – Wales completes move to alert level […]

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