New guidance: COVID-19 adult social care risk reduction framework.
This framework focuses specifically on how employers can support workers with factors which may make them more vulnerable to infection or adverse outcomes from COVID-19 to make decisions about their risks in the workplace. The document also includes resources to support the wellbeing of the adult social care workforce.
29 June 2020 Review Date: 06 July 2020
Repeat testing in care homes
The Department of Health and Social Care have announced that 10,000 residents and staff across over 100 care homes will be given coronavirus tests as part of a new surveillance study. Please see this link to the press release on the Gov.uk website for further information
29 May 2020 Review Date: 3 July 2020
Whole care home testing webinars
The Department of Health and Social Care is providing daily webinars explaining the process of testing care homes and giving providers an opportunity to ask any questions.
Updated guidance: providing home care - updated 24 June 2020
The ‘hospital discharge and testing’ section of this guidance has been updated to state “anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms can now be tested, which includes individuals receiving home care. This can be accessed through the digital portal or by calling 119 to book testing”.
24 June 2020 Review Date: 29 June 2020
Steps to take following the death of a person who worked in adult social care in England.
Guidance setting out what employers need to do if a worker or volunteer dies. There is a separate document detailing resources about bereavement.
24 June 2020 Review Date: 30 July 2020
Train the trainer, virtual training
This programme is aimed at the people with ‘responsibility’ for the infection control standards within your care home or domiciliary care agency. The training has a focus on the current measures in place to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically donning and doffing of PPE, undertaking a COVID-19 swab and infection prevention and control.
Various dates are available. To book a place via Eventbrite, please click this link.