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14th January 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Update: 14.01.2022)

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on an urgent critical cyber vulnerability alert, financial support for individuals, COVID updates and more! 

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Urgent critical cyber vulnerability alert – Published 13th December

The Department of Health and Social Care have noted a critical cyber alert to all adult social care providers. For more information click here.

Financial support for individuals – short guide – Published 16th December   

The government have released a short guide on financial support that might be available to help you. For more information click here.

COVID-19: New advice to keep Wales safe this Christmas – Published 16th December 

The government have announced new restrictions coming into force from 27th December. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Vaccination prioritising pregnant women – Published 17th December   

The government have announced pregnant women will be considered a clinical risk group and prioritised for vaccination. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Visiting care homes over the festive period – Published 17th December   

FAQ guidance on visiting care homes over the festive period. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Testing of healthcare workers – Published 17th December   

Guidance issued on the testing of healthcare workers. For more information click here.

Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019: Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) – Updated 17th December  

Letter issued highlighting a delay to the implementation of LPS. For more information click here.

Statutory Sick Pay: employee fitness to work – Updated 17th December   

Guidance updated to include ‘if an employee goes off sick on or after 10 December 2021, up to and including 26 January 2022, you cannot ask them for proof of sickness until they have been off for 28 days or more.’ For more information click here.

COVID-19: Getting an NHS COVID Pass or COVID test result (easy read) – Published 20th December   

Guidance document issued on what people need to show at events and venues. For more information click here.

A Real Living Wage for Social Care Workers in Wales – Cabinet Statement 21st December   

Statement highlighting the pledge to pay social care workers the real living wage. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Strengthened measures to keep Wales safe as omicron strikes – Published 22nd December   

Press release highlighting that new measures will be introduced from boxing day. For more information click here.

COVID-19: New rules for Wales from 26 December 2021 – coronavirus (easy read) – Published 22nd December   

Guidance easy read document issued on alert level 2 rules that come into force from 26th December. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Advice to people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable – Cabinet statement 23rd December

Statement that everyone on the shielding list will be written to with updated advice in relation to the omicron variant. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Alert level 2: Guidance for the public – Updated 23rd December   

Guidance on how people can keep safe and what rules are in place for alert level 2. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Alert level 2: Frequently asked questions – Updated 23rd December   

Guidance on how people can keep safe and what rules are in place for alert level 2. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Self-isolation changes – Cabinet statement 23rd December   

Statement advising of the changes made to self-isolation for close contacts of positive COVID-19 cases. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Keep Wales Safe as Omicron surges – Press Release 28th December   

Statement from Wales’ leading doctor advising of the things people can do to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Self-isolation changes – Cabinet statement 30th December 

Statement advising of the changes to self-isolation rules that will mirror the rest of the UK, the 10 day isolation period will be reduced to 7 days alongside two negative LFD tests. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Prioritising PCR Testing – Press Release 5th January

Statement advising changes to the PCR testing system that are due to come into force to support the system. For more information click here.

COVID-19: International Travel Changes – Cabinet Statement 5th January

Statement advising changes to the PCR testing for pre-departure and day 2 testing. For more information click here.

COVID-19: Self-isolation Guidance – Updated 6th January

Guidance updated in relation to the requirements around PCR testing. For more information click here.

COVID-19: People asked to keep Wales safe as alert level 2 measure stay in place – Press release 6th January

Announcement confirming alert level 2 measures will stay in place. 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

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Emily Kerrigan

Domiciliary Care Policy Lead

Emily has a background in quality and compliance with specific expertise in audit. Her previous roles have included working with domiciliary care branches that required improvement and supporting them to action plan and improve their quality and compliance. Working at one of the largest UK domiciliary care providers ensured Emily was exposed to significant numbers of CQC, CIW and Care Inspectorate Scotland inspections. She led internal audits bench marking against regulatory standards , supporting managers in the drive to deliver high quality care and support. Emily has a proven track record in supporting the transformation of branches that require improvement, moving them to compliant and on the journey to outstanding. Read more

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