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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08th July 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 08.07.2022)

Using the NHS COVID-19 Pass to demonstrate COVID-19 status - Updated 23rd June

Guidance updated to reflect that children aged 5 to 11 years in England and Wales can get an NHS COVID-19 Pass letter to travel, where they have evidence of a positive COVID-19 NHS PCR test within the last 180 days. For more information, click here.

Wales extends COVID-19 testing throughout July - News story 24th June

Health minister confirms that access to free LFD tests will be extended in Wales until 31st July 2022. For more information, click here.

Written Statement – Test, Trace, Protect Transition - News story 24th June

Health minister sets out the gradual transition for TTP, with its integration into its public health response for communicable diseases. For more information, click here.

Monkeypox outbreak: epidemiological overview - Updated 24th June

Overview of the current monkeypox outbreak in the UK. For more information, click here.

Reminder for people to get their spring booster in Wales - Published 24th June

People eligible for the spring booster are being urged to get it before the cut off date of 30th June. For more information, click here.

UK to strengthen the regulation of medical devices to protect patients - Published 26th June

New plans have been announced to strengthen the regulation of medical devices to improve patient safety and encourage innovation. For more information, click here.

UK supports new international drive to prevent and prepare for future pandemics - Published 26th June

The Prime Minister has announced £25 million in UK aid backing for a new fund to ensure the world is better prepared to defeat future pandemics. For more information, click here.

Draft Mental Health Bill 2022 - Published 27th June

The Government is publishing a draft Mental Health Bill  for pre-legislative scrutiny, to modernise the Mental Health Act for the 21st century. For more information, click here.

Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19 - Updated 30th June

Guidance updated and includes information for close contacts of people with COVID-19. For more information, click here.

COVID-19 contacts: guidance for health and social care staff - Updated 30th June

Guidance updated, setting out the requirements for staff who come into direct contact with patients. For more information, click here.

Most significant change to taxi and private hire vehicle accessibility legislation in 12 years - News story 1st July

New laws to protect disabled people when travelling in taxis or private hire vehicles has come into force. For more information, click here.

Guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection, including COVID-19 - Updated 2nd July

Guidance on what to do if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection or test positive for COVID-19. For more information, click here.

Chief Medical Officer reminds people of advice to stop spread of coronavirus - Press Release 5th July

The Chief Medical Officer is reminding people to follow simple steps to protect themselves from the risk of catching COVID-19. For more information, click here.

Self-isolation support scheme - Updated 6th July

The self-isolation support scheme ended on 30th June. Individuals have 21 days to make a claim after the last day of self-isolation. 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 any recent 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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