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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01st December 2021

O is for Omicron

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

Abi Spence, outlines what we currently know about the new COVID-19 strain and what providers can do now. So, it’s happening. Groundhog Day? Well kind of! Boosters are flowing, the NHS booking system has a queue of 5 mins or more… and let’s just say ‘O’ is casting a shadow over the season of goodwill. […]

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29th November 2021

‘No jab, no job’ policy in England’s care sector creates another exodus of workers

Barry Price

The social care sector, where I work as a consultant for QCS, the leading provider of content, guidance, and standards, is I believe on a cliff-edge (if not with one big foot already dangling over). With the consequences of Brexit Britain laid bare from the restriction of free movement, an ever-changing COVID-19 landscape, and long-standing […]

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19th November 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 19.11.2021)

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak, vaccination boosters and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now Alternatively, read the update here: Homecare Association: Winter Planning Guidance for […]

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19th November 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Updated: 19.11.2021)

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for England below. It features the latest updates on antibody testing, making vaccines a condition of deployment in older adult care homes and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now Alternatively, read the update here: Homecare Association: Winter Planning […]

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12th November 2021

Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations Extended to Health and Social Care Workers

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Nikita Passi, solicitor at employment specialist Napthens, explains the key facts surrounding the recent government announcement that requires all social care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Government has announced that from 1 April 2022, all health and social care workers working in England must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a […]

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12th November 2021

Homecare Workers Face Significant Loss of Staff if Vaccination Becomes a Condition of Deployment

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Homecare providers believe they could lose almost 25% of their staff who provide care to older and disabled people in their own homes, if vaccination becomes a condition of deployment. The figures are attributed to new research by the Homecare Association. It revealed three quarters of homecare providers believe they would lose between 0-24% of […]

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05th November 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last update: 05.11.21)

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Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund, Winter Vaccinations Communications Toolkit and more!  You can also download a PDF version here to share it with your team. Download Now Alternatively, read the update here: CIW – New way of […]

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05th November 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 05.11.21)

Quality Compliance Systems (QCS)

Download our latest Social Care highlights for England below. It features the latest updates on Adult Social Care Infection Control and Testing Fund, Cold Weather Plan for England 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: Adult Social Care […]

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22nd October 2021

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Update: 22.10.2021)

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Latex Allergies – Updated October 2021 HSE resource on latex and allergies that might arise from it. For more information click here. COVID-19: Written statement: international travel changes – Press Release 7th October The Welsh Government have announced international travel changes in line with England, meaning the removal of some countries from the red list. […]

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22nd October 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 22.10.2021)

Emily Watts Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

COVID-19: Health and social care workers winter vaccinations 2021 – Updated October 2021 Resources from Public Health England in relation to the winter vaccination campaign. For more information click here. Latex Allergies – Updated October 2021 HSE resource on latex and allergies that might arise from it. For more information click here. COVID-19: Standard operating […]

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