COVID-19 resources

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COVID-19: number of outbreaks in care homes: management information

Public Health England

Weekly dataset and summary report on suspected or confirmed outbreaks of COVID-19 in care homes in England. Care homes in this dataset refers to all supported living facilities such as residential homes, nursing homes, rehabilitation units and assisted living units.

Last updated on hub: 23 July 2020

COVID-19: personal assistants

Skills for Care

Find information and guidance for people working as personal assistants directly employed by the person they are supporting. The resource covers: official government guidance; COVID-19 testing for PAs; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); visiting healthcare inpatient settings during the COVID-19 pandemic; access to learning; sharing COVID-19 experiences; COVID-19 essential training; and useful links, templates and wellbeing resources.

Last updated on hub: 29 June 2020

COVID-19: pre-employment vetting guidance health and social care providers

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Northern Ireland

This guidance explains temporary changes to pre-employment vetting policy for health and social care roles during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, to make it quicker for employers to do this so that new or temporary staff and volunteers can be put in place at short notice.

Last updated on hub: 28 April 2020

COVID-19: rapid care technology deployment tool

Local Government Association

This online tool, developed by the Care and Health Improvement Programme in partnership with RETHINK Partners, aims to support adult social care teams seeking to use and deploy care technology quickly part of their coronavirus (COVID-19) response. The first part of the tool outlines the challenges facing adult social care service users and carers, and how these are potentially being addressed by local councils. Key challenges covered include: reduced care capacity, hospital discharge, telecare continuity, digital exclusion, impact on carers, and mitigating the long-term impact of COVID-19 during the recovery period. For each challenge, the tool considers the underlying causes and their impact as well as potential care technology responses. The second part, the Mobilisation guide, provides practical suggestions on how to extend existing or implement new technology solutions. Areas covered include identifying service users, care providers, and information governance. The guide will be updated practical case studies from the sector.

Last updated on hub: 06 May 2020

COVID-19: regional principles for visiting in care settings in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland. Department of Health

During this COVID-19 pandemic, normal hospital, hospice and care home visiting arrangements were suspended with key exceptions. This document follows a review of the restrictions and outlines the principles for visiting which applies to the following; Health and Social Care (HSC) Trust and Independent hospital inpatient and outpatient services, maternity services, hospices, care homes, mental health and learning disability hospital inpatient services, children’s hospital services, for the duration for the COVID-19 pandemic. The principles include: anyone showing or experiencing the symptoms of COVID-19 or any other infection should not visit, even if these symptoms are mild and unconfirmed; all people visiting/attending health and social care settings will be required to wear face coverings for the foreseeable future; and children under the age of 13 and others listed in the face covering guidance are exempt from wearing a face covering.

Last updated on hub: 20 October 2020

COVID-19: research studies on children and young people's views

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

This portal collates completed and ongoing studies on how children and young people are experiencing the impact of covid-19, and lockdown – from their education to staying at home with family, from the way they access health and support services to their emotional health and wellbeing.

Last updated on hub: 22 June 2020

COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care guidance

Public Health England

Guidance for providers of residential care, supported living, and home care, in the event of a coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The guidance sets out: how to maintain delivery of care in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19 and what to do if care workers or individuals being cared for have symptoms of COVID-19. [This publication was withdrawn on 13 May 2020]

Last updated on hub: 15 March 2020

COVID-19: Rob Whiteman podcast on the future of social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds, we’ve been faced with daily news about the pressure on adult social care, rising need and an undervalued workforce. This podcast series asks how we can change the relationship between the state, services and people. Ewan King, Chief Operating Officer at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, is joined in conversation by Rob Whiteman, Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, to explore the financial challenges facing local authorities and how to build a sustainable system.

Last updated on hub: 24 June 2020

Covid-19: social care’s forgotten workers — they matter too

British Medical Association

Drawing on the lessons from COVID-19 pandemic, this article argues that the social care sector can no longer be seen as low skilled and deserving of low pay and needs to become a system in its own right—funded and valued in its own right, a “single system” redesigned around the care required by individuals. A system that people will all recognise, value, and be proud of, like the NHS.

Last updated on hub: 09 July 2020

COVID-19: staying at home and away from others (social distancing) guidance for young people

Public Health England

Guidance for young people on social distancing and what they can do to look after their wellbeing whilst staying at home during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes advice about keeping in contact with friends and family whilst at home and for young people who have divorced or separated parents.

Last updated on hub: 11 May 2020