On this page we will link to the latest guidance and updates from the Government, the NHS/Public Health England, CQC and other bodies
N.B. for the guidance around Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) please see our specific PPE page
Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services: Coronavirus: Information for care providers (updated regularly)
Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care (updated 24/06/20)
Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.
Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients (updated 20/5/20)
Norfolk & Waveney - acute hospitals - discharge criteria (7/5/20)
To enable people to be discharged from hospital in a safe and timely manner, Norfolk County Council, Suffolk County Council and Norfolk & Waveney CCG have been working on the process to help ensure that the pathways are clear for where people have tested as COVID-19 positive and negative before leaving hospital. Taking on board feedback from providers they have developed the following discharge process.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care action plan (published 15/04/20)
This Policy paper outlines how the government intends to support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.
This document sets out the Government’s plan for:
- controlling the spread of infection in care settings
- supporting the workforce
- supporting independence, supporting people at the end of their lives, and responding to individual needs
- supporting local authorities and the providers of care
The plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings. It applies to people with direct payments and personal budgets, and those who fund their own care.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested (last updated 06/07/20)
Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity (published 09/04/20 - updated 15/06/20)
Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home (updated 19/06/20)
SCIE COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults
Coronavirus (COVID-19): verifying death in times of emergency (published 05/05/20)
COVID-19 and care home settings - presentation (added 02/04/20)
This presentation from PHE EoE contains information on coronavirus, transmission, clinical features, vulnerable groups, infection control measures including PPE, testing, waste management, and where to find the latest guidance.
COVID-19 and ResPECT (added 02/04/20)
FAQ for care homes (from Kate Wyatt, Care Provider Quality Improvement Nurse, Norfolk & Waveney CCG)
Responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care (19/03/20)
This framework is aimed at planners and strategic policy makers at local, regional and national level to support response planning and organisation of adult social care during and as COVID-19 develops. It also aims to support the work of professionals and others in the health and social care workforce who are developing policies and responding to the outbreak, in line with their own professional codes of conduct and regulations.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice for the public (updated regularly)
Information for the public on the outbreak of coronavirus, including the current situation in the UK and information about the virus and its symptoms.
CQC Routine inspections suspended - Letter to adult social care providers (Monday 16 March 2020)
Resuscitation Council UK Statements
This statement is for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting.
This page has links to all the Resuscitation Council UK statements
HSE - First aid cover and qualifications during coronavirus (COVID-19)
ACAS: Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees
Anthony Collins Solicitors e-briefing: Coronavirus self-isolation - who gets paid and how much? (4/3/20)
Other useful sites, documents and resources
Resource pack for care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic (Developed by Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
SCIE will be continuing to update this hub in the coming weeks and months with new resources and tools across key areas, including infection control, safeguarding, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and wellbeing.