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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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28th January 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 28.01.2022)

Emily Kerrigan Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on international travel, easing alert level 2 protections, 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 Contacts: guidance for health and social care […]

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28th January 2022

Social Care In Vision (Last Updated: 28.01.2022)

Emily Kerrigan Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Download our latest Social Care highlights for England below. It features the latest updates on claiming back statutory sick pay paid to employees, a cold weather alert, 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 – Free […]

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27th January 2022

Government announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions for care homes in England

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Unlimited visiting for care home residents to return Reduced isolation following a COVID-19 infection for those receiving care Restrictions in place to help prevent the spread of Omicron in adult social care will now be eased as Plan B measures are removed. From Monday 31 January, there will be no limit on the number of […]

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27th January 2022

What you need to know about Vaccination as a Condition of Deployment (VCOD)

Abi Spence Registration and Inspection Specialist

We have recently launched a VCOD campaign to provide essential information. Abi Spence rounds up why its implementation has, at times, been contentious. DOWNLOAD NOW Alternatively, read it here: Even as I type the words…VCOD I start to feel uneasy. It’s being talked about, marches have been organised against it, and colleagues have fallen out […]

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26th January 2022

What health and social care workers should do between now and 1 April 2022

Napthens LLP Employment Law Specialists

Our legal experts Napthens outline the key things you need to do now to ensure staff are aware of the regulations coming into force and what it means for them. You can download a factsheet version here and share it with your team.  Download Now Alternatively, you can read the article below: The Health and […]

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22nd January 2022

Pressures mount on care workers as impact of Omicron revealed

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Increased pressures for the social care sector continue following the impact of Omicron, a survey reports. Findings by the National Care Forum (NCF), revealed that: Around 66% of home care providers responding to the survey are now having to refuse new requests for home care With 43% of providers of care homes closing to new […]

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21st January 2022

Restrictions eased for care home residents in Scotland

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Most people admitted to adult care homes will no longer have to self-isolate for two weeks under new guidance issued to care home operators. People transferring from hospitals to care homes will no longer need to isolate if they have had a negative PCR test in the previous 48 hours, so long as they have […]

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19th January 2022

Care staff can now end self-isolation on day 6

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New guidance on self-isolation for people working in health or social care that have tested positive for COVID-19 has been released in England. What has changed? The advice on ending isolation for staff who develop COVID-19 symptoms or who have tested positive on a lateral flow device (LFD) test or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test […]

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19th January 2022

Breaking: Plan B COVID-19 Rules to be Lifted

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The government has announced that measures put in place under plan B in England will be lifted. It will also ease further restrictions on visits to care homes and these plans will be set out in the coming days. Self-isolation regulations expire on 24th March, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he expects not […]

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18th January 2022

Free PPE for social care staff extended until 31 March 2023

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The offer of free PPE to frontline health and social care staff in England has been extended for another year. Following a public consultation, NHS trusts, primary care and adult social care providers will continue to receive COVID-19 PPE free of charge until 31 March 2023 or until infection prevention and control (IPC) guidance is withdrawn or significantly amended. […]

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