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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14th May 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 14.05.21)

Choosing hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants to use during the coronavirus pandemic – Updated 27th April 

The HSE have provided guidance to support the choosing of suitable products during the coronavirus pandemic. For more information click here

COVID-19: Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Updated 6th May 

The guidance has been updated to highlight that claims for furlough days in April must be made by 14th May. For more information click here

What is Data Quality? – News story 6th May 

The article looks at the routes to good quality data. For more information click here

COVID-19: The Green Book – Chapter 14a - Updated 7th May 

The document has been updated to include additional information on the eligibility and safety of the AstraZeneca vaccine. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Working safely during coronavirus - Updated 7th May 

The guidance has been updated to include information about step 3 of the roadmap. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak - Updated 10th May 

The guidance has been updated to include information about step 3 of the roadmap. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus - Updated 10th May 

A catch-up webinar for the self-employment income support scheme has been added. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults - Updated 10th May

Updated to reflect the easing of the lockdown restrictions. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Providing unpaid care to adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults - Updated 10th May 

Updated to reflect easing of the lockdown restrictions. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Vaccines – further evidence of success – Press Release 10th May 

New evidence continues to show the effectiveness of vaccination in protecting against death and hospitalisation. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Further easing of COVID-19 restrictions confirmed for 17 May – Press Release 10th May 

Details of the planned easing of lockdown that will go ahead from 17th May. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Coronavirus restrictions – what you can and cannot do – Updated 10th May 

The guidance has been updated to reflect how the rules will change on 17th May. For more information click here  

COVID-19: More restrictions eased for care homes – Press Release 10th May 

From 17th May care home residents will be able to have more named visitors and more opportunity to have visits out. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Meeting friends and family – Published 10th May 

New guidance highlighting how to meet friends and family safely. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccination – guide for adults – Updated 11th May 

Phase two leaflet has been published. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Providing home care – Updated 11th May 

Guidance has been updated to ensure that it remains current. Reference to the CARE workforce app removed and changes in national restrictions. For more information click here  

COVID-19: New ‘We Offer Testing to our Staff’ scheme launched – Press Release 11th May 

A new scheme will allow businesses to easily show that they test their staff regularly through a sticker process. For more information click here  

COVID-19: NHS Test and Trace – what to do if you are contacted – Updated 12th May 

Guidance has been updated to include that you can leave self-isolation to get a test at a test site or to take a home test to a priority box. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Test and Trace support payment scheme: claiming financial support – Updated 12th May 

An attachment has been updated to make eligibility clearer. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Right to work checks – Updated 12th May 

The end date for the temporary adjusted checking process has been extended to 21st June. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Providing apprenticeships during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – Updated 12th May 

Updated to reflect that all apprentices in higher education can return to in-person teaching and learning. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Making and registering an LPA during the coronavirus outbreak – Updated 12th May 

LPA processing times have been updated. 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
  • A new Meeting Friends and Family Factsheet has been created in light of the new guidance and can be found in the Resource Centre

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