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25th February 2022

Social Care In Vision – Wales (Last Updated: 25.02.2022)

Download our latest Social Care highlights for Wales below. It features the latest updates on advice for CQC Provider Information Return, vaccination received overseas, COVID updates and more! 

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COVID-19 – Coronavirus protections relaxed as cases fall – Press Release 10th February

Government announcement that remaining COVID-19 restrictions will continue to be relaxed with face coverings being removed from 28th February. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Change or rebook your COVID-19 vaccine appointment – Published 14th February

How to rebook or change your COVID-19 vaccine online if you cannot meet the appointment. For more information click here.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) at work regulations from 6 April 2022 – Updated 11th February

HSE guidance on the new regulations that come into force from 6 April 2022. For more information click here.

COVID-19 - Face coverings – guidance for public – Updated 11th February

Guidance updated on face covering requirements. For more information click here.

COVID-19 - Thousands to benefit from antiviral medicines in Wales – Press Release 14th February

Press release on a new antiviral that thousands of people in Wales will have access to, which will reduce a person’s risk of being admitted to hospital. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Care homes visiting: guidance for visitors and residents – Updated 15th February

Action card on the rules for care home visiting updated. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Pass no longer required for indoor or outdoor events – Updated 17th February

Update that the requirement has now been lifted by the Welsh Government. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Vaccination of 5 to 11 year olds – Published 17th February

Guidance released explaining why the vaccination is being offered to 5 to 11 year olds. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Self-isolation – Updated 18th February

Guidance updated on what people should do if they have COVID-19 symptoms. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Alert level 0 – guidance for the public – Updated 18th February

Guidance updated on what people should do in alert level 0. For more information click here or refer to the frequently asked questions.

COVID-19 – Travel to Wales: COVID-19 Testing – Updated 18th February

Guidance updated on what people must do to keep Wales safe when travelling. For more information click here.

COVID-19 – Second spring booster offer to most vulnerable – Published 21st February

Government announcement that an autumn programme of boosters will be likely for those at most risk. For more information click here.

COVID-19 contacts – testing flow chart for health and social care staff – Updated 21st February

Testing flow chart for health and social care staff updated. For more information click here.

COVID-19 contacts – guidance for health and social care staff – Updated 21st February

Guidance updated on testing requirements for health and social care staff. For more information click here.

COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy for 2022 published – Published 22nd February

A National Immunisation Framework published as part of the Government’s plans for 2022. 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

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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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