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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18th June 2021

Social Care in Vision (Last update: 18.06.2021)

COVID-19: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus – Updated 8th June

Guidance has been updated to include new information on funding in social care, defining and reporting outbreaks in social care. References to shielding have also been removed. For more information click here.

COVID-19: EU Settlement Scheme – guidance for applicants – Updated 10th June

Guidance has been updated to reflect the revised policy on coronavirus related absences from the UK in a 12 month period. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Claim for wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated 10th June

Guidance added on what to do if you have missed the claim deadline. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Download a template if you are claiming for 16 to 99 employees through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated 10th June

The template has been updated. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus testing for personal assistants – Updated 10th June

Updated to reflect that anyone working in adult social care who is not receiving regular tests has access to twice weekly testing. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccination status: if you cannot get a confirmation letter (easy read) - Published 11th June

An easy read version has been published about the non-personal information sent if you cannot get a confirmation letter around vaccination status. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccination status: if you cannot get a confirmation letter - Published 11th June

Guidance issued around COVID-19 vaccination status confirmation being in English only. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents - Updated 11th June

Revised dates have been published in the following sections:

  • 'If you’re applying to enter the UK or remain on the basis of family or private life'
  • 'Changes to the minimum income and adequate maintenance requirement'

For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection - Updated 11th June

Guidance updated on contacts organising a PCR test and recommendation that those with mild symptoms should still organise a test. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus infection who do not live with the person - Updated 11th June

Guidance updated on contacts organising a PCR test and recommendation that those with mild symptoms should still organise a test. For more information click here.

COVID-19: How to stop the spread of coronavirus - Updated 11th June

Translations have been updated and more languages added. For more information click here.

COVID-19: What to expect after vaccination - Updated 11th June

Guidance has been updated on the side effects and a new version of the English leaflet added. For more information click here.

Liberty Protection Safeguards Factsheets - Updated 11th June

Six new factsheets have been added, for more information click here.

COVID-19: Vaccination: Guide for Adults - Updated 14th June

Large print and braille links to this guidance have been added. For more information click here.

COVID-19: vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding - Updated 14th June

Large print and braille links to this guidance have been added. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Care home residents can stay overnight as visiting restrictions ease - Press Release 14th June

The Government have announced that care home residents will be able to spend more time with family and friends. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Vaccination programme accelerated as Step 4 is paused - Press Release 14th June

As step four is delayed up to four weeks, the vaccination programme is being accelerated to respond to the Delta variant. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Restrictions: what you can and cannot do - Updated 14th June

Following the Government’s announcement in the delay of step four of the lockdown roadmap, this guidance has been updated to highlight what can and cannot be done. For more information click here.

CQC – Statement from our Chief Inspectors on developing our monitoring approach - Updated 14th June

This statement highlights the focus that the CQC’s monitoring approach will take following the pandemic. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Visiting arrangements in care homes - Updated 15th June

Link to press release on care home residents staying overnight added. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Enabling safe and effective volunteering during coronavirus - Updated 15th June

Updated to reflect latest restrictions. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Safer travel guidance for passengers - Updated 15th June

Updated to include further translations. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Adult Social Care Rapid Testing Fund - Updated 15th June

Updated to highlight that the fund is now closed. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: Round 2 - Updated 15th June

Updated to highlight that the fund is now closed. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes - Updated 16th June

The outcome of the consultation has been published with the decision that those working in CQC registered care homes should have two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, unless medically exempt. This is subject to parliamentary approval and a 16 day grace period, and will come into force in October 2021. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Everyone working in care homes to be fully vaccinated under new law to protect residents - Press Release 16th June

The outcome from the consultation to make vaccinations mandatory in care settings. For more information click here.

Policy Updates

  • All coronavirus policies and Resource Centre documents continue to be reviewed and updated in light of government updates, in particular:
    • Coronavirus Policy and Procedure has been updated to include information about long COVID
    • Coronavirus factsheets and easy reads have been updated to reflect the pause in moving to step 4

Risk Assessment Updates

  • All risk assessments continue to be updated in light of government updates

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