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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04th May 2021

Social Care In Vision (Last update: 30.04.21)

Social care weekly update from our team of care specialists is now available, including the updated guidance on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the latest Capacity Fund and more. You can download a pdf version here or read the update below. 

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COVID-19: Guidae for the public on mental health and wellbeing - Updated 22 April

A link has been added to the money navigator tool. For more information click here. 

COVID-19: Workforce Capacity Fund for adult social care – Updated 22 April

Annex G has been updated. For more information, click here.nc

COVID-19: Testing for homecare workers – Updated 22 April

Documents updated to reflect that personal assistants in England can access regular testing. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Updated 22 April

The guidance has been updated for the other types of employees you can claim for and if the employee is clinically extremely vulnerable. For more information, click here.  

COVID-19: Face coverings - when to wear one, exemptions and how to make one – Updated 22 April

Link to the spring 2021 roadmap removed. For more information, click here.  

COVID-19: Testing for adult social care settings – Updated 22 April

New guidance documents have been added. For more information, click here.  

COVID-19: Supported Living Services During Coronavirus – Updated 22 April

The guidance has been updated to reflect the availability of self-testing for visitors. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Visiting arrangements in care homes – Updated 22 April

Guidance documents have been updated to reflect the availability of self-testing for visitors. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Testing service for extra care and supported living settings – Updated 22 April

Guidance documents have been updated following the reactivation of the self-referral portal. For more information, click here. 

COVID-19: Testing for personal assistants – Updated 22 April

Link to the testing for adult social care settings page added. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccinations – healthcare and community settings posters – Updated 23 April

Links have been added to Ramadan poster translations. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccinations – women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding – Updated 23 April

The guidance document has been updated, for more information, click here.

COVID-19: Getting tested – Updated 23 April

The guidance documents have been updated to merge the links. For more information, click here. 

COVID-19: DBS launch an official Facebook page – Published 26 April

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has launched its own Facebook page to promote its services and provide the latest guidance and information. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus vaccination – Guide for adults – Updated 26 April

The phase 2 leaflet has been revised. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed COVID-19 infections who do not live with the person – Updated 26 April

Additional translations have been added. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Restrictions: What you can and cannot do – Updated 26 April

The guidance has been updated with the latest Scottish government travel restrictions. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Looking after people who lack mental capacity – Updated 27 April

Guidance has been updated to reflect lockdown changes that came into effect on 12 April. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: PPE Portal – How to order COVID-19 PPE – Updated 27 April

Order limits have been updated, for more information click here.

COVID-19: Guidance for people receiving direct payments – Updated 27 April

Guidance has been updated to reflect that people can get regular testing. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: How tests and testing kits for coronavirus work – Updated 27 April

A new section has been added on common terms related to COVID-19 testing. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: One dose of COVID-19 vaccine can cut household transmission by up to half – Press Release 28 April

A new study by Public Health England has shown that one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine reduces household transmission by up to half. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Testing for adult social care settings – Updated 28 April

New guidance has been added on ‘Visitors to adult social care settings: reporting rapid lateral flow tests at home’. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Ethical framework for adult social care – Updated 28 April

Additional translations have been added. For more information, click here. 

COVID-19: Heatwave Plan for England – Updated 28 April

The ‘Beat the Heat’ leaflet and poster for COVID-19 has been updated. The heatwave plan for England remains unchanged for 2021. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Visit arrangements in care homes – Updated 28 April

Guidance has been corrected to reflect that named visitors should be tested using rapid LFTs on the day of every visit. For more information, click here.

COVID-19: Help and support if your business is affected by coronavirus – Updated 29 April

A catch-up webinar has been added about the Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme. For more information, click here.

CQC: Designated settings for people with COVID-19 leaving hospitals – Published 29 April

The latest update from the CQC’s work on assuring safe and high-quality care in 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 these government updates

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