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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13th August 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 13.08.2021)

COVID-19 – NHS COVID PASS – Updated 5th August

BSL guide updated. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – PCR home test kit instructions – Updated 5th August

Guidance updated to reflect changes in the test kit components. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Guidance in protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable – Updated 6th August

An easy read version has been added. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Temporary protection for more applicants to the Settlement Scheme – Published 6th August

News story highlighting that those who apply late to the settlement scheme will have their rights protected while their application is being processed. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – How to work safely in domiciliary care in England – Updated 9th August

Guidance updated with a new paragraph on what PPE to use when supporting a client on visits out. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Getting Tested – Updated 10th August

Guidance updated to improve help and support for users with access needs. For more information click here.

Changes the government wants to make to a law called the Mental Capacity Act (easy read) – Updated 10th August

Easy read guidance updated. For more information click here.

Ambitions for change: Improving healthcare in care homes – Published 10th August

The document from the British Geriatrics Society describes the care home sector as it stands in the UK and initiatives taken to improve the system, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click here.

Records management: code of practice for health and social care – Updated 10th August

The ‘Records management code of practice’ document has been updated for 2021 and provides guidance on how to keep health and care records. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Infection Prevention and Control – Updated 10th August

The mental health and dental appendices have been updated in line with the main IPC guidance of 1st June. For more information click here.

SCIE – Social Care Recording – Published August 2021

The resource aims to support staff to improve their recording skills. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Providing practical support for people self-isolating – Published August 2021

The guidance sets out the type of funding that should be available to those self-isolating due to coronavirus. For more information click here

COVID-19 – Self-isolation removed for double jabbed close contacts from 16th August – Press Release 11th August

Confirmation that from 16th August those people double vaccinated and meeting a set criteria will not be required to self-isolate if a close contact of someone with COVID-19. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – How to stay safe and help prevent the spread – Updated 11th August

An easy read version added. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable – Updated 11th August

Translation versions updated. For more information click here.

Skills for Care – Registered Manager Webinars – Updated 12th August

A selection of webinars are available to support managers and their services. For more information click here.

NHS Digital – Top tips for staying cyber secure while you’re on holiday – Updated 12th August

A selection of webinars are available to support managers and their services. For more information click here.

An informative document highlighting some key tips on cyber security when you are out of the office. 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

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