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Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Public Health England

This guidance provides advice on appropriate infection prevention and control precautions for COVID-19 patients recovering or recovered from COVID-19 and remaining in hospital, or being discharged to their own home or residential care. The guidance was written by Public Health England primarily for an English health professional audience. [Published 9 April 2020. Last updated 20 May 2020].

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Carers Week 2020 research report: the rise in the number of unpaid carers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Carers UK

This research, based on polling carried out with YouGov, estimates the number of carers in the UK and looks at the challenges they face. It also looks at public awareness of unpaid caring, whether the public thought unpaid carers were valued and whether the Government had provided sufficient support. The report estimates that 26 percent of the UK adult population is providing unpaid care to a relative or friend. This includes an estimated 4.5 million people who have started unpaid caring since the coronavirus outbreak began. The top three most frequently chosen challenges by all unpaid carers were: managing the stress and responsibility; the negative impacts on their physical and mental health; and not being able to take time away from caring. The research also shows that the public would like to see increased support for unpaid carers, with 75 percent agreeing ‘the Government should do more’. It concludes with a summary of recommendations to increase support and recognition for unpaid carers. The report also includes separate summaries of the findings for Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. The research is based on polling of 4,557 people over the age of 18 living in the UK and was published for Carers Week 2020.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Hidden in plain sight. Gangs and exploitation: a youth work response to COVID-19

National Youth Agency

This report looks the vulnerabilities of young people to street gangs and organised crime gangs linked to child criminal exploitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. It considers the key issues and trends through lockdown, and shows how gangs have adapted their patterns of behaviour, changing locations and grooming new recruits. The report draws on data from the Children's Commissioner for England, previous research from the National Youth Agency and insights from youth work practitioners. It highlights the importance of youth services for safeguarding young people at risk and makes recommendations for Government.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund ring-fenced grant 2020: local authority circular

Local Government Association

Government circular outlining the Adult social care infection control fund, which aims to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes and support wider workforce resilience. A small percentage of the fund can be used to support domiciliary care providers and support wider workforce resilience to deal with COVID-19 infections. The document is accompanied by five annexes which set out the conditions upon which the grant is paid and the local authorities to whom it will be paid:

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Carers UK

Carers UK hub of resources aimed at carers and those they care for during the Coronavirus pandemic. Includes links to: guidance, Frequently asked questions (FAQs), further support, protecting your mental wellbeing, A-Z of changes to benefits, assessments and support – COVID-19, protecting who you care for, making a plan working and caring, staying safe - FAQs, managing food and medication and keeping active and well.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Public Health England

Advice on the management of staff and patients or residents in health and social care settings according to exposures, symptoms and test results relating to COVID-19 . It includes: advice on staff with symptoms of COVID-19, staff return to work criteria, patient exposures in hospital, and resident exposures in care settings. Updates include flowcharts with information on self isolation for staff identified as contacts via the test and trace system; and additional guidance on clinical symptoms.. The guidance was written primarily for an English health professional audience. [Published 04/04/2929. Last updated 10 June 2020].

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information for children and young people

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources suitable for children and young people. for example, 'Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus' book; What parents need to know about Coronavirus'; and Monkey Wellbeing.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus resources: accessible formats

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources in different formats including: Cornavirus picture vocabulary, video based information, easy read formats, audio formats, Makaton and British Sign Language.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus (COVID‑19)

Government Digital Service

Main UK Government information hub for Coronavirus (COVID‑19) guidance and information includes: guidance and support, announcements, press conferences and speeches and statistics.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Coronavirus information for Older People

Health Education England

Health Education England's Library and Knowledge Services team identified that it is difficult to find information about COVID-19 in accessible formats and for specific patient groups. This webpage provides links to resources suitable for older people from organisations such as: AgeUK, Alzheimer's Association and Independent Age.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020