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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17th September 2021

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Companies House Webinars – Updated September 2021

Take a look at a selection of webinars on quick and useful guidance from Companies House. For more information click here.

Skills for care: Building Resilience – Published 2nd September

A number of guidance documents have been issued by Skills for Care around building resilience and supporting wellbeing. For more information click here.

COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a – Updated 3rd September

Document has been updated to include the third dose primary vaccination for those who are immunosuppressed, as well as revised risk groups for children included. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable – Updated 3rd September

Children and young people are no longer considered clinically extremely vulnerable. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Vaccination of people working or volunteering in care homes (easy read) – Published 3rd September

An easy read document has been produced to support understanding of the new requirements coming into force from 11th November 2021. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Vaccination easy read leaflets – Updated 6th September

An easy read document has been updated for women who may get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Record £36 billion investment to reform NHS and social care – Press Release 6th September

The Government have announced the new investment in the NHS and social care system. For more information click here.

CQC Home for Good Report – Published 8th September

CQC have issued a new report which celebrates the successful community support provided to people with complex needs. For more information click here.

Flu Immunisation for social care staff – Updated 9th September

Leaflets have been updated for social care workers, personal assistants and providers. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Check if you can claim back Statutory Sick Pay paid to employees due to coronavirus – Published 9th September

Guidance has been updated to confirm that employers can only claim for employees that were off work on or before 30th September 2021. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in the health and wider social care sector – Published 9th September

An open consultation on whether or not to extend the vaccination programme will run until 22nd October 2021. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Prime Minister to set out next steps in COVID response – News Story 12th September

The Government will set out the next steps for managing COVID into autumn and winter. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Young people aged 12 -15 to be offered a COVID-19 vaccine – Press Release 13th September

The Government have announced that people aged 12-15 will be offered a COVID-19 vaccination following advise from the four CMOs in the UK. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Resources for children and young people – Published 13th September

The Government have updated information for eligible children following the announcement affecting 12-15 year olds. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 – Published 14th September

The Government have published the plans for Autumn and Winter Plan 2021. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance on protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable – Updated 14th September

Updated to confirm the end of the shielding programme and advises that guidance will be updated shortly. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Resources for children and young people – Published 13th September

Resources have been added for eligible children and young people. For more information click here.

COVID-19: How to stay safe and help prevent the spread – Updated 14th September

Updated to reflect the autumn/winter plan update. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID-19 booster vaccines from next week – News story 14th September

Announcement on the booster vaccines for the most vulnerable. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Temporary medical exemptions for COVID-19 vaccination of people working or deployed in care homes – Published 15th September

Announcement that from today people working or volunteering in care homes who have a medical reason why they cannot have the vaccine will be able to self-certify using the required form. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus – Published 15th September

Easy read version has been updated. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Shielding programme ends for the most vulnerable – Press Release 15th September

The Government have announced their agreement to end the requirement for shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Working safely during coronavirus – Press Release 15th September

Minor updates made to sections on face coverings and working from home in line with the Government’s COVID-19 autumn and winter plan. 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, please see your dashboard for the latest changes
  • Additional resources have also been included for our care home customers in relation to the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please look in the Resource Centre within the COVID-19 Hub

Risk Assessment Updates

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

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