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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28th May 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last Update: 28th May 2021)

COVID-19: Testing in adult care homes – Updated 20th May 

Guidance updated to reflect changes in the end of outbreak testing and instructions on using the multiple upload spreadsheet have been updated. For more information click here

CQC Launches new online resource to support culturally appropriate care – Published 20th May

A web resource from CQC has been launched around the importance of culturally appropriate care and includes how it is appropriate to the regulations, as well as resources for managers and staff. For more information click here  

CQC: NICE and CQC release updated joint working agreement – Published 20th May 

The memorandum of understanding between NICE and CQC sets out how both organisations will work together to inform and accelerate improvement in the quality and safety of care. For more information click here  

COVID-19: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes – Updated 21st May 

Updated to remind people that the deadline for the end of the consultation is Wednesday 26th May. For more information click here

COVID-19: Vaccination status – what your confirmation letter tells you (easy read) – Published 21st May 

An easy read version has been produced detailing the letter to confirm that someone has had the full course of the vaccine. For more information click here

COVID-19: Reporting to the National Supply Disruption Response (NSDR) – Updated 21st May 

Guidance updated to remove 24/7 from the NSDR call centre. For more information click here 

COVID-19: Coronavirus – what you can and cannot do - Updated 21st May 

Guidance has been updated for areas where the new variant is spreading. For more information click here

COVID-19: Making vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes - Updated 21st May 

Guidance has been updated to include reference to the Social Care Working Group consensus statement March 2021. For more information click here

COVID-19: Government launches new pilots to further support people to self-isolate – Press Release 24th May

The new pilots are to help find new ways of supporting people who have to self-isolate and are in 9 areas across England with high coronavirus rates. For more information click here

COVID-19: Coronavirus – providing unpaid care - Updated 24th May 

Guidance has been updated following update of restrictions from 17th May. For more information click here

COVID-19: How to stop the spread of coronavirus - Updated 24th May 

Guidance has been updated to include information on reducing the risk of meeting family and friends. For more information click here

COVID-19: How tests and testing kits for coronavirus work - Updated 25th May

Guidance has been updated with a section on testing for international travel. For more information click here

COVID-19: What you can and cannot do - Updated 25th May 

Guidance has been updated for areas where the new COVID-19 variant is spreading to clarify that local lockdowns are not being imposed. For more information click here

COVID-19: Vaccination – guide for adults - Updated 25th May 

Links have been added to the translated version. For more information click here

COVID-19: Stopping movement of staff between care settings - Updated 27th May 

The outcome from the consultation has been added. For more information click here

CQC: A new strategy for the changing world of health and social care – Published 27th May 

CQC have published their new strategy for how they are improving how they regulate people’s care from 2021. 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

Risk Assessment Updates

  • All risk assessments continue to be updated in light of government updates
  • A new ‘Visiting out of Care Homes’ risk assessment has been created for our care home customers

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