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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02nd July 2021

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CQC – Data on notification of COVID-19 deaths received from individual care homes expected to publish at July public board meeting – Published 11th June

Data from the COVID-19 death notifications in care homes will be published on 21st July. For more information click here.

CQC – Care for people with a learning disability during the pandemic – Published 23rd June

This months insight report focuses on care for people with a learning disability. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Liberty Protection Safeguards – Published 25th June

Guidance has been published of the support available ahead of the implementation of the LPS. It provides guidance on national plans for workforce training and work to support its implementation. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Adult social care given over £250 million extra to continue coronavirus protections – Press Release 27th June

A new statement has been published on people in care homes and those being cared for at home will benefit from an extra £250 million to protect them from COVID-19 transmission. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do – Updated 28th June

Translations have been updated to reflect what we can and cannot do under the current guidelines. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Guidance for people receiving direct payments – Updated 29th June

Guidance has been updated to reflect free PPE to all of Adult Social Care until end of March 2022. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Stopping the movement of staff between care settings – Updated 29th June

An easy read version of the consultation process has been added. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Testing for adult social care settings – Updated 29th June

A selection of guides have been updated to reflect how to report missing and damaged components in test kits. Scotland’s move to 119 for its NHS helpline also updated. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Changes to the Care Act 2014 – Updated 29th June

Guidance updated to reflect that regulations to expire the Care Act easements were laid on 21st April and will come into force when approved by Parliament. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do – Updated 30th June

Guidance updated to clarify that a PCR test should be taken even if symptoms are mild. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Getting Tested – Updated 30th June

Updated information on getting tested if you have symptoms, even if symptoms are mild. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Most vulnerable could be offered booster COVID-19 vaccines from September – Press Release 30th June

The JCVI has announced millions of vulnerable people may be offered a booster vaccine in September to ensure their protection is maintained over the winter period. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – EU Settlement Scheme – guidance for applicants – Updated 1st July

Updated to reflect that the deadline for most people to apply was 30th June, in some cases you may still be able to apply. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Testing for homecare workers: information for agencies – Updated 1st July

Updated to reflect that coronavirus tests can now be uploaded in bulk. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Testing service for extra care and supported living settings – Updated 1st July

Updated to reflect that coronavirus tests can now be uploaded in bulk. 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

Risk Assessment Updates

  • All risk assessments continue to be updated in light of government updates
  • A new Allergies Risk Assessment has been produced

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