Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

http://norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk/useful-resources/covid-19-ppe-guidance


Norfolk County Council Adult Social Services: Coronavirus: Information for care providers (updated regularly)

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/business/supplying-norfolk-county-council/norfolk-care-market/coronavirus-information-for-care-providers


Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care (updated 2/9/20)

Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-providing-home-care


Guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions and discharging COVID-19 patients (updated 30/7/20)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-stepdown-of-infection-control-precautions-within-hospitals-and-discharging-covid-19-patients-from-hospital-to-home-settings/guidance-for-stepdown-of-infection-control-precautions-and-discharging-covid-19-patients


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.

Norfolk & Waveney - COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Flow


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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-adult-social-care-action-plan


Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested (last updated 07/09/20)

Guidance on coronavirus testing, including who is eligible for a test, how to get tested and the different types of test available.


Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): looking after people who lack mental capacity (last updated 7/9/20)

The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic


Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home (updated 2/9/20)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-admission-and-care-of-people-in-care-homes


SCIE COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/learning-disabilities-autism/care-staff


Coronavirus (COVID-19): verifying death in times of emergency (published 05/05/20)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-verification-of-death-in-times-of-emergency/coronavirus-covid-19-verifying-death-in-times-of-emergency


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 care home settings presentation


COVID-19 and ResPECT (added 02/04/20)

Frequently asked questions about the ReSPECT process and COVID-19

COVID-19 and crisis conversations


FAQ for care homes (from Kate Wyatt, Care Provider Quality Improvement Nurse, Norfolk & Waveney CCG)

27/03/20


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.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-ethical-framework-for-adult-social-care


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.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


CQC Routine inspections suspended -  Letter to adult social care providers (Monday 16 March 2020)

https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/stories/routine-inspections-suspended-response-coronavirus-outbreak


Resuscitation Council UK Statements

Resuscitation Council UK Statement on COVID-19 in relation to CPR and resuscitation in first aid and community settings

This statement is for anyone who is performing CPR/defibrillation in an out-of-hospital setting. 

Resuscitation Council UK Statements on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), CPR and Resuscitation

This page has links to all the Resuscitation Council UK statements


HSE - First aid cover and qualifications during coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.hse.gov.uk/news/first-aid-certificate-coronavirus.htm


ACAS: Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus


Anthony Collins Solicitors e-briefing: Coronavirus self-isolation - who gets paid and how much? (4/3/20)

https://www.anthonycollins.com/newsroom/ebriefings/coronavirus-self-isolation-who-gets-paid-and-how-much/


Other useful sites, documents and resources

Resource pack for care homes during the Covid-19 pandemic (Developed by Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)

Coronavirus: a lecture by Martin Kiernan (51 mins)

SCIE Coronavirus Hub

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.

The Care Provider Alliance contingency planning guidance

Healthwatch Norfolk COVID-19 Resource Pack and guidance

Noroflk Care Awards Skills for Care Accolades DFN Matrix