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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19th February 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 19.02.21)

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Working together to improve health and social care for all – Policy Paper 11th February    

The government have issued a policy paper setting out legislative proposals for a Health and Care Bill. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Get a test for COVID-19 if you do not have symptoms – Updated 11th February   

A link has been added for people to identify if rapid asymptomatic LFD testing is available within their area. For more information click here.

 COVID-19: Types and uses of coronavirus tests – Updated 11th February   

This guidance has been updated with the time taken for LFD test results to arrive and a link added in relation to asymptomatic LFD testing in your local area. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Testing for coronavirus before hospital – Updated 11th February   

Supporting guidance has been added in relation to testing before hospital treatment. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Nationwide drive to urge vaccine take-up in priority groups – Press Release 12th February    

The government are pushing to encourage vaccine uptake in the four priority cohorts. For more information click here.

COVID-19: COVID-19 vaccination uptake plan – Policy Paper 13th February   

This policy paper sets out the government’s approach to ensure that as many people as possible have the vaccination. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Jobs with testing travel exemptions – Published 13th February   

This guidance sets out people who do not have to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and after day 8 of quarantine. For more information click here.

COVID-19: How to quarantine when you arrive in England – Updated 13th February   

This guidance sets out what to do before and after arriving in England, it has been updated with a new link. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in England – Updated 14th February

This guidance includes a new link on what to expect if you enter a quarantine hotel, including help and support. For more information click here.

COVID-19: The most vulnerable and health and care workers offered COVID-19 jab, as government hits target to protect the most at risk – Press Release Published 15th February    

This press release highlights that those most at risk from COVID-19 have been offered the vaccination. For more information click here.

COVID-19: National lockdown: Stay at Home – Updated 15th February   

This guidance has been updated to include updated information on international travel and attendance at support groups. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable – Updated 16th February   

A new easy read document has been added to this guidance. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Testing for personal assistants - Published 16th February   

This guidance highlights how personal assistants can access testing for COVID-19. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Testing for coronavirus at home - Updated 16th February   

A large print and plain text version of the guidance have been added. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Getting tested - Updated 16th February   

A care home testing schedule has been added for a suspected or confirmed outbreak and additional outbreak testing and 90-day testing window guidance updated. For more information click here.

CQC: Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospital - Published 17th February

CQC have published a further report on its continuing work with designated settings. 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 factsheet on the new government White Paper is available in the Resource Centre.

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