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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12th July 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 12.07.2021)

Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists is now available, including the updated guidance on Infection Control and Testing Fund, leaflet on post vaccination and more. You can download a pdf version here or read the update below. 

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COVID-19 – The green book, chapter 14a – Updated 1st July

Updated with clarification around the schedule following the emergence of the Delta variant, as well as more evidence added on the vaccine effectiveness and mixed schedules.  For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Adult social care extension to Infection Control and Testing Fund 2021 – Updated 2nd July

Guidance has been updated to reflect the extension of the Fund until the end of September 2021.  For more information, click here or visit the Resource Centre for our summary document on the new changes.

COVID-19 – What to expect after vaccination – Updated 2nd July

The leaflet has been updated and version 5 is now available to order.  For more information, click here .

MHRA puts delivering patients at the heart of its Delivery Plan 2021-23 – Press Release 3rd July

Putting patients first is a new focus for the agency, as it releases its new delivery plan.  For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Prime Minister to set out plans ahead of step 4 – Press Release 5th July

The Prime Minister will set out his plans for the final step of the Roadmap in England. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – How to work safely in domiciliary care in England – Updated 5th July

A new section has been added on PPE for live-in care workers. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents – Updated 5th July

Updated in the section ‘If you’re outside the UK and your leave has expired before you are able to return’ as the concession has been extended to 19th July 2021. For more information click here .

COVID-19 – Testing for adult social care settings – Updated 5th July

Guidance updated to reflect the processes to follow when responding to the Delta variant in care homes. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Prime Minister sets out plan to ease restrictions at step 4 – Press Release 5th July

The Prime Minister’s announcement of the end to restrictions on July 19th, sets out how life will return close to normal. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 Response – Summer 2021 (Roadmap) – Published 5th July

This guidance sets out the details of the final roadmap step as we move out of lockdown. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Claim a grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme – Updated 6th July

Guidance has been updated with information on the fifth SEISS grant. For more information, click here .

Health and Care Bill introduced to Parliament – Published 6th July

New proposals to build a modern health and care system that delivers better care for our communities was introduced in Parliament. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Self-isolation to be eased for fully vaccinated adults in step 4 – Published 6th July

The Government have announced that from 16th August, double jabbed adults and those under 18 will no longer need to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of someone with COVID-19. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Testing in adult care homes – Updated 7th July

Guidance updated to reflect that end of outbreak testing can now be undertaken in 14 days after the most recent positive case. All positive cases should be treated as the Delta variant unless proven otherwise. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – How to do a coronavirus rapid lateral flow test at home – Updated 8th July

Guidance updated to include checking what tests you have, the type of test and how to do a nose-only rapid lateral flow test. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Understanding lateral flow testing for people without symptoms - Updated 8th July

Guidance updated on how to take a rapid lateral flow test. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Getting Tested - Updated 8th July

Guidance updated to highlight that rapid lateral flow tests give a quick result. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Coronavirus rapid lateral flow home test kit instructions for nose-only tests - Published 8th July

Guidance has been released on the steps to take to complete a nose-only lateral flow test at home. For more information, click here .

COVID-19 – Coronavirus rapid lateral flow home test kit instructions for throat and nose test - Published 8th July

Guidance updated to make it clear that it is for throat and nose testing only. 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
  • The Personal Protective Equipment Policy and Procedure for domiciliary care has been updated to include a new live-in carer section

Risk Assessment Updates

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

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