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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16th April 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 16.04.21)

Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists. It includes updates on getting regular rapid tests, consultation on mandatory vaccination in care homes and so much more. Download here!

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COVID-19: Understanding lateral flow antigen testing for people without symptoms – Updated 8th April

The guidance has been updated to include what to do following a positive rapid lateral flow test, including when to self-isolate. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Getting tested – Updated 8th April

The guidance has been updated on how to get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms. For more information click here.

COVID-19: New campaign urges public to get tested twice a week – Press Release 9th April

From Friday 9th April everyone in England is eligible for free rapid COVID-19 tests twice a week. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Testing for personal assistants – Updated 9th April

The guidance has been updated as personal assistants can now undertake two LFTs a week and should not test with PCRs, unless it is for a confirmatory PCR following a positive LFT. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Testing for adult day care centre workers – Updated 9th April

The guidance has been updated to reflect current COVID-19 rules. For more information click here.

COVID-19: How to work safely in care homes – Updated 10th April

The guidance has been updated around fluid repellent surgical mask section. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Step 2 COVID-19 restrictions poster – Published 12th April

A poster detailing the COVID-19 restrictions in place from 12th April has been produced as easing of the lockdown continues. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Consultation on making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes – Published 14th April

The government have announced a consultation, which will take place over the next 5 weeks, on making the COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in care homes. For more information click here.

Policy Updates

  • All coronavirus policies and Resource Centre documents continue to be reviewed and updated in light of these government updates, in particular the PPE for care homes has been updated following this week’s update on fluid repellent surgical masks
  • Two new audits have been released which will support with checking COVID-19 practices, they are:
  • COVID-19 Testing Audit
  • COVID-19 Visiting Process Audit ( Care Home only)

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