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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27th August 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 27.08.2021)

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

Link added to management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance for people receiving direct payments – Updated 19th August

Updated in relation to step 4, the correct use of PPE and using direct payments to buy PPE. For more information click here.

COVID-19: PCR home test kit instructions – Updated 20th August

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

COVID-19: The adverse effects of social isolation and loneliness on psychological and physical health outcomes in care home residents during COVID-19, 25 June 2020 – Published 20th August

An academic report on care home residents during COVID-19. For more information click here.

COVID-19: vaccination: guide for adults – Updated 20th August

A guide to the COVID-19 vaccination programme has been added. For more information click here.

COVID-19: NHS COVID Pass – Updated 20th August

Updated to reflect that you can get an NHS COVID Pass when fully vaccinated in England, Wales and Scotland. For more information click here.

COVID-19: How to stay safe and help prevent the spread – Updated 20th August

Updated structure and improved readability of the document. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Antibody Testing – Updated 22nd August

Updated information on what antibody testing is, who it is for and what the results can tell you as well as what to do with the results. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Providing unpaid care – Updated 23rd August

Updated information on making alternative arrangements when the carer or the person they care for has COVID-19 or symptoms. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings – Updated 23rd August

Updated to refer to organisational guidance as and when required. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Visiting arrangements in care homes – Updated 23rd August

Guidance removed on the MCA and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Arrangements for visiting out of the care home – Updated 23rd August

Guidance removed on the MCA and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance for people receiving direct payments – Updated 24th August

Guidance updated to include information on self-isolation that came into effect on 16th August. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults – Updated 24th August

Guidance updated to include information on self-isolation that came into effect on 16th August. For more information click here.

Living Longer – the impact of working from home on older workers– Published 25th August

Document exploring the implications of the pandemic driven changes on the timing of older workers exiting the labour market. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus testing for staff after international travel – Updated 25th August

Guidance updated to reflect current testing rules and guidance on workplace testing. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Advice for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents – Updated 25th August

Section updated on ‘if you are applying to enter the UK or remain on the basis of family or private life’. 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, in particular for care home customers:
    • A new Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy and Procedure has been created in light of the new regulations coming into force from 11th November 2021
    • Additional Resource Centre content to support with the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination process are also available for care home customers including a planner and tracker

Risk Assessment Updates

  • All risk assessments continue to be updated in light of government updates
  • Some new RAs have been created including:
    • Staff Immunisation Risk Assessment
    • Driving for Work Risk Assessment

*All information is correct at the time of publishing. Use of this material is subject to your acceptance of our terms and conditions.

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