In this section you will find resources, guidance and information that may be useful for care homes and domiciliary care relating to Covid-19. We will keep adding to these as further resources become available. Don’t forget to look at the other resources on this site….

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<strong>**LATEST NEWS AND RESOURCES**</strong>

All new information will be added here, then moved to the appropriate area below to make way for more updates

COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19 UPDATED 6 MAY 2022
The government’s plan for removing the remaining legal restrictions while protecting people most vulnerable to COVID-19 and maintaining resilience. (Cabinet Office).  Click here to view plan
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for adult social care settings UPDATED 9 MAY 2022
Outlines the COVID-19 testing available for testing staff, residents and visitors for all adult social care settings.’ (UK Health Security Agency). Click here to visit website 
COVID-19 vaccination: guide for adults UPDATED 19 JANUARY 2022
Guidance on Covid-19 vaccinations. (UK Health Security Agency).  Click here to visit website
<strong>GENERAL</strong> <strong>GUIDANCE</strong>

These resources, although not written specifically for care homes will also be very applicable

Summary of changes to COVID-19 guidance for adult social care providers UPDATED 3 MAY 2022
These tables are designed to highlight where guidance about COVID-19 for adult social care providers has been changed. (Department of Health and Social Care). Click here to view guidance 
Infection prevention and control in adult social care: COVID-19 supplement UPDATED 3 MAY 2022
Sets out how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in adult social care settings in England. This guidance applies from 4 April 2022. (Department of Health and Social Care). Click here to view guidance
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Office of the Public Guardian response UPDATED 23 MARCH 2022
Guidance on how OPG is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. (Office of the Public Guardian). Click here to view guidance

The resources below have been written or developed specifically for care homes

Care home outbreak testing flowchart for staff and residents
  Care Home outbreak testing flowchart:staff and residents (UK Government/NHS Track and Trace) Click here to view guidance

The resources below have been written or developed specifically for domiciliary care

No specific guidance is available

The following resources can be used to support residents and their families during the Covid-19 crisis

A dose of music with your COVID-19 vaccination PUBLISHED 4 FEBRUARY 2021
With this guide, you can find out how music can be used to help alleviate COVID-19 jab anxiety for people living with dementia and others. Click here to read news article

The following resources can be used to support staff and colleagues

Your Mind Plan - top tips and advice tailored to your needs (involves a short interactive quiz)
Answer 5 quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control. Published by the NHS Every Mind Matters. Click here to visit website
Mental health hotline for staff tackling COVID-19
NHS staff will be able to call or text a free number staffed by thousands of specially trained volunteers, to receive support and advice for the pressures they face every day during the global health emergency. Click here to visit website
Using Syringe Drivers online 30 minute course
This session is designed to give you an overview of syringe drivers, and the different uses they have in the management of symptoms and end of life care. It will also dispel some myths and assumptions about the use of syringe drivers. This session was reviewed by Jane Naismith and Richard Kitchen and last updated in August 2018 (e-LfH). Click here for session 
Video showing the set up of the T34 syringe driver
A demonstration of the set up procedure for the T34 (Claire Britton, Specialist Nurse Practitioner, Sobell House Community Team). Click here to watch video 
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