COVID-19 resources

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Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection

Public Health England

This guidance is intended for: people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well; and those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus. Also includes specific guidance for households with grandparents, parents and children living together where someone is at increased risk or has possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. [First published 12 March 2020. Last updated 20 September 2020]

Last updated on hub: 22 July 2020

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC): guidance

Public Health England

This guidance outlines the infection prevention and control advice for health and social care providers involved in receiving, assessing and caring for patients who are a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19. It should be used in conjunction with local policies. Includes links to a number of documents including COVID-19: infection prevention control guidance; explanation of the updates to infection prevention and control guidance; recommended personal protective equipment (PPE) for primary, outpatient, community and social care; best practice hand wash. First published 10 January 2020. [Last updated 20 October 2020].

Last updated on hub: 22 July 2020

Infection prevention and control information

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

Produced by the team employed by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust and commissioned to provide infection prevention and control (IPC)services in North Yorkshire covering Health and Social Care settings. Offers bespoke training and consultancy services, as well as an variety of downloadable resources for care homes and home care.

Last updated on hub: 22 July 2020

Infection prevention and control

Skills for Care

Learning resources for ongoing learning and development in relation to safe and effective care, infection prevention and control. Includes webinar recordings about Coronavirus infection prevention and control in nursing homes (3 April 2020); infection prevention and control Q&A session (14 April 2020) and links to other relevant resources for induction and learning and development.

Last updated on hub: 22 July 2020

Infection control during COVID-19: advice for social care

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Advice and training for the social care sector about infection control during the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Last updated on hub: 22 July 2020

COVID-19 - infection prevention and control in health and social care settings - an overview

Health Protection Scotland

To support health and social care staff involved in the COVID-19 response, Health Protection Scotland (part of Public Health Scotland), NHS National Services Scotland and NHS Education for Scotland have produced a short recorded webinar.

Last updated on hub: 22 July 2020

Webinar recording: Testing, capacity and COVID-19 – shedinar

National Mental Capacity Forum

National Mental Capacity Forum (NMCF) look at the law, dilemmas and good practice in testing, focusing in particular on those with impaired decision-making capacity.

Last updated on hub: 21 July 2020

Abandoned, forgotten and ignored: the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on disabled people: interim report

Inclusion London

This interim report explores the lived experiences of disabled people since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing on over three hundred responses to a survey. It reveals that the pandemic is impacting on deaf and disabled people across every area of life. Disabled people are experiencing increasing levels of psychological distress, social isolation, a lack of social care support, workplace discrimination, food poverty, and unequal access to health care. The report argues that the crisis has exposed and amplified the structural inequalities that for decades have excluded, discriminated against and marginalised deaf and disabled people. The failures, moreover, have reinforced the widespread perception that the voices of disabled people are being ignored and have led many to conclude that they have been forgotten and abandoned. Key findings include: over 60% of disabled people questioned said they had struggled to access food, medicine and necessities; over 35% of respondents talked about increasing levels of psychological distress; nearly half of the respondents talked about inaccessible information, confusing guidance and lack of advice; disabled people feel abandoned and neglected – despite being in high-risk groups, they reported being unable to obtain personal protective equipment, have had care packages cut, assessments delayed or have lost existing social care support; disabled people feel that their right to life is threatened and fear rationing of resources; over one in four respondents have had problems getting hold of personal protective equipment.

Last updated on hub: 21 July 2020

The crisis of COVID-19 and UK women’s charities: survey responses and findings

Women's Resource Centre

Findings of a survey of women’s organisations to describe and explain their needs and the challenges they are facing amidst the coronavirus outbreak. The survey respondents represented 122 women’s VCOs from across the UK – 34 of the respondents represented Black and minoritised women led organisations. The report indicates that the coronavirus pandemic presents great challenges for the UK women’s sector in both the long-term and short term, with top priorities including: supporting service users; adapting to new ways of working and new systems; ensuring staff wellbeing; and ensuring organisational survival and sustainability. Whilst the top priorities for Black and minoritised women led organisations are aligned with those of the women’s sector generally; their needs and those of their services users against the four categories are significantly more pressing and urgent. The report contains a set of recommendation for UK Governments, funders and Women’s Resource Centre, including making an unrestricted emergency fund available to sustain the Black and minoritised women led organisations and making funding available for the short and long-term mental health impacts of the COVID-19 crisis upon women.

Last updated on hub: 21 July 2020

Lockdown’s side effect: mental health deterioration of people affected by dementia, with third ‘giving up’

Alzheimer's Society

Sets out findings from a survey of around 2,000 people affected by dementia revealing the devastating impact coronavirus has had on their mental health, with a third living with dementia reporting apathy or a sense of ‘giving up’. Nearly half of respondents said that lockdown has had a ‘negative impact’ on their mental health. Around half of unpaid carers also reported that loved ones with the condition have experienced stress, anxiety or depression.

Last updated on hub: 21 July 2020