COVID-19 resources

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Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Public Health England

Information for shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, including children. It covers situations where a clinically vulnerable person is living at home, with or without additional support. and those living in long-term care facilities for older people or people with special needs. The guidance has been updated guidance in line with changes to the regulations which come into force on 1 June 2020 following a decrease in COVID-19 disease levels; and updated with guidance for young people to reflect that those who are shielding can now leave their homes. [Published 21 March 2020. Last updated 13 January 2021].

Last updated on hub: 12 June 2020

Guidance to help social workers respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Scottish Social Services Council

Each section on this page contains links to national legislation, COVID-19 specific advice and guidance as well as other useful resources. Topics covered include: responding to coronavirus; statutory functions; children and families; adults; and justice.

Last updated on hub: 18 September 2020

Guidance to prevent COVID-19 among care home residents and manage cases, incidents and outbreaks in residential care settings in Wales

Public Health Wales

This public health guidance is intended for local authorities, Local Health Boards and registered providers of care homes or supported living arrangements where people share communal facilities. The majority of this guidance can be applied across a range of settings including residential homes for adults and children and supported living facilities where 24 hour care is provided. The guidance can also be applied to other settings such as retirement housing where there are communal facilities and additional care provided as well as other communal facilities such as those for people recovering from substance use, those experiencing mental health problems, the homeless and those seeking asylum. The guidance covers: prevention – keeping your setting coronavirus free; admission or placement of residents; caring for residents, depending on their COVID-19 status; advice for staff; incidents and outbreaks; and supporting existing residents that may require medical care.

Last updated on hub: 19 January 2021

Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Department of Health and Social Care

This document sets out the infection control measures that the infection control fund will support and aims to answer questions received from local government and care providers about the Fund. The main purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes. A smaller percentage of the fund can be used to support domiciliary care providers and wider workforce resilience to deal with COVID-19 infections. Information on the distribution of grant allocations to local authorities and reporting requirements are included as annexes.

Last updated on hub: 10 June 2020

Guide for pandemic flu planning

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

A series of reports produced by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) in 2018 to provide social care expertise to support the Department of Health as part of a wider Government programme to develop its pandemic influenza preparedness plans. The reports cover: a guide for pandemic flu planning for DASSs; information requirements to support DASSs and local partners to plan and reprioritise services in a future pan flu response; the communications and support infrastructure that DASS require to support them in communicating service reprioritisation in a future pan flu response; and recommendations on regulatory and process easements that DASSs require to manage the reprioritisation of needs and delivery of services in a future pan flu response. The ADASS has recommended that Directors of Adult Social Services refer to the guide in relation to the coronavirus pandemic.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020

Guide to remote court hearings

Transparency Project

This short guide explains what remote court hearings are and how they will work. It answers some common queries that users may have. It is aimed at parents involved in family court cases about their children – and anyone else involved in family court cases, regardless of whether or not they have a lawyer. The document address the following questions and concerns: what is a remote hearing; what is a hybrid hearing; what will happen at the remote hearing; how to join a remote hearing; whether there are costs to join; what devices, apps or software are needed; concerns about being able to work the technology; can I have someone with me during the remote hearing; needing to speak privately with the lawyer or supporter during the hearing; what if I want a face to face hearing; what if something goes wrong; what happens after the hearing; where can I find out more.

Last updated on hub: 16 June 2020

Guidelines for preventing respiratory illness in older adults aged 60 years and above living in long-term care

Centre for Evidence Based Medicine

The findings of a rapid review of clinical practice guidelines to identify infection protection and control measures for preventing respiratory viruses (including coronavirus and influenza) in older adults aged 60 years and older in long-term care settings. The review found, that recommendations from current guidelines seem to support environmental measures for infection prevention and antiviral chemoprophylaxis for infection management as the most appropriate first-line response to viral respiratory illness in long-term care. The review notes that the findings should be treated with caution as it is unclear how many of these guidelines are based on the best available evidence due to their poor overall quality.

Last updated on hub: 06 May 2020

Guidelines for social workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

British Association of Social Workers England

This briefing provides some principles that social workers can follow to enable them to work in anti-oppressive ways while protecting their own health and that of service users so as to ensure that the coronavirus is not spread by them, especially to vulnerable people. The briefing also provides some pointers that social workers may wish to consider when doing home visits, agency visits or going anywhere else to deliver services to those requiring them. This briefing complements British Association of Social Workers England (BASW) document professional practice guidance: The role of social workers in a pandemic and its aftermath: learning from COVID-19.

Last updated on hub: 15 June 2020

Health and care system responses to the Covid-19 pandemic: how real time evaluation can help you improve outcomes for individuals, organisations, partnerships, localities and systems

Cordis Bright

A set of slides outlining approaches to real-time evaluation of the integrated care system and its responses to the pandemic. These approaches can be used to support systems and organisations make evidence-led decisions and support the sustainability of innovation as services collectively move into the recovery phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The slides outline five system behaviours in response to the pandemic, many of which can manifest simultaneously: Revert, Status Quo, System improvements, Rapid adoption and Innovation and transformation. The benefits and advantages of real time evaluation include: it helps identify how systems have changed; provides an independent, objective perspective; assesses the scale and nature of impact (positive and negative, expected and unexpected); understands what has worked, what hasn’t, and what might in the future; explores how decisions were made under pressure; supports decision-making for ongoing investment decisions and future improvement programmes.

Last updated on hub: 25 June 2020

Health and Safety during COVID-19: position statement

British Association of Social Workers England

This statement was developed by the Social Workers Union and endorsed by BASW UK on 2 April 2020. Sets out what social workers should and should not do. Provides advice and guidance for social workers in community work with individuals and families, in ‘usual’ places of work and working from home. Also provides advice on access to personal protective equipment (PPE) and raising concerns.

Last updated on hub: 08 June 2020