Policy reviewed, updated and adapted to more accurately reflect the current position with regard to COVID-19. Policy highlights other policy areas that are relevant to support a pandemic. It is not sufficient to rely on this policy to manage the implications of COVID -19. There is a clearer separation between Flu and COVID -19.
This policy outlines the swab testing process for those being tested for coronavirus. It includes the latest guidance from Health Protection Scotland and a document from the UK Government ‘how to take a combined throat and nose swab’ visual guides, which staff should familiarise themselves with.The new app Protect Scotland has been added.
This policy outlines the swab testing process for those being tested for coronavirus. It includes the latest guidance from the UK Government and Health Protection Scotland, alongside some useful support documents; these include the ‘how to take a combined throat and nose swab’ visual guides, which staff should familiarise themselves with. A reference to the new app Protect Scotland has been added.
All service users with a learning disability must have a Health Needs Assessment in place. This policy will signpost staff on how to develop and initiate an assessment and action plan.
This policy informs staff, service users and visitors on the management structure within the service. Within the Further Reading section, there is a link to a communication tool which is a great resource for managers.
Infection Control is an important aspect in the delivery of safe care at home, especially in the current pandemic situation. All staff should receive regular training as described in the policy and procedures. References and links checked and remain current.
This policy has been updated to incorporate the challenges experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. It guides staff on how to care for people who are at risk of contracting infection or who may be infected and at risk of spreading the disease. New procedural points have been added and references to Scottish Government and Care Inspectorate guidance.
This policy will inform staff and management on the correct PPE to use with various tasks. It will also signpost all to current best practice.
The policy will inform management and staff on all aspects of infection control and includes signposting to coronavirus resources.