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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06th May 2022

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 06.05.22)

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Download our latest Social Care highlights for England below. It features the latest updates on antibody testing, new webchat service by DBS and the heatwave plan for England.  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. DOWNLOAD NOW Emerging infections – monthly summary – Updated 20th April Monthly update […]

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06th May 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last update: 06.05.22)

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DBS launches a new customer webchat service – News story 25th April Highlighting the new service that will provide more support for customers online. For more information, click here. COVID-19 – Contact tracing: if you have tested positive – Updated 3rd May Guidance updated explaining how the contact tracing system works. For more information, click […]

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27th April 2022

Summary of COVID-19 guidance April to June 2022 for Wales

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See below the guidance on infection prevention and control measures for social care. It also includes guidance on visits in and out of care homes. You can also download the summary table here Download Now

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21st April 2022

Summary of changes to COVID-19 guidance for adult social care providers

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See below the guidance on infection prevention and control measures for social care in England. You can also download the summary table here. DOWNLOAD NOW  

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06th April 2022

Updated guidance on Infection prevention and control for adult social care

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Safiya Sidat, solicitor at Napthens, rounds up the latest guidance from the Government on IPC and COVID-19 as restrictions continue to ease. Our partners The UK Government has released an updated guidance in Infection Prevention and Control along with supplemental COVID-19 guidance for the adult social care and care home sector. This guidance applies from […]

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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

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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

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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

Norovirus outbreaks increasing in care homes in England. How can the QCS system help you?

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Norovirus outbreaks in care homes have risen in recent weeks, leading the UKHSA to remind people of simple steps that can be taken to limit the spread of the bug. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said there has been a rise in the number of norovirus outbreaks in care homes and is reminding […]

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07th March 2022

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

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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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