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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for hospices

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2021
Place of publication:
London

Sets out how hospices can access COVID-19 testing for staff and patients on-site, for staff visiting patients in their own homes, and for visitors to hospices. NHS Test and Trace is making weekly COVID-19 testing available to all hospices in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Separate arrangements are in place for hospices in Scotland. All registered hospices have been contacted with details of how to apply for test kits for their staff and patients. Hospices will be responsible for ordering test kits for both ‘inpatient’ and ‘community-based’ settings. Different testing routes apply depending on where the testing will be carried out, and these routes are described in detail in this document. [Published: 29 April 2021; Last updated: 19 November 2021] (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus briefing: safeguarding guidance for schools

Author:
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN
Publisher:
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Publication year:
2021
Pagination:
20
Place of publication:
London

This briefing summarises the latest guidance for UK schools on safeguarding during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It pulls together key safeguarding guidance from all four UK nations on how to keep children safe during the pandemic. It answers frequently asked questions including: who has to go to school; how to monitor attendance; what happens if nominated child protection leads need (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus briefing: guidance for social workers

Author:
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN
Publisher:
NSPCC
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
19
Place of publication:
London

A summary of guidance for social workers and social work practitioners who are working with children and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The briefing brings together key guidance from all four UK nations to answer some frequently asked questions. Areas covered include: the social work workforce, including ensuring there are sufficient social workers to support children... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection control for care providers

Author:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

This briefing sets out best practice for care providers to remain safe and prevent the spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading. It includes information and advice on handwashing, respiratory and cough hygiene, personal protective equipment and laundry management. It also includes specific advice for people supported by home care services, those in supported living, people living (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): residential and secure childcare

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Government
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Government
Publication year:
2022
Place of publication:
Edinburgh

This guidance is for organisations and their staff working in residential children’s houses, residential schools, secure care and residential respite/short break services for children and young people. It supports the management of these services, taking account of local guidance and the public health guidance. The guide covers: staffing issues; public health measures; supporting children and young people; caring for a child or young person with possible or confirmed COVID-19; moving between care placements; residential respite/short break settings; Test and Protect in residential care; family visits and visits by professionals; summary of changes. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) test kits for children's homes

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department for Education
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department for Education
Publication year:
2020
Place of publication:
London

Sets out when to test children and staff, type of test that should be used, and how to order more COVID-19 tests for children's homes settings. This guidance supports children’s homes in using and ordering polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits and lateral flow device (LFD) tests. Covers the testing options for both open children’s homes and secure children's homes. Updated on 20 December 2021 to reflect that daily testing is now recommended for contacts of COVID-19. [First published 14 December 2020. Last updated 20 December 2021] (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for personal assistants

Author:
GREAT BRITAIN. Department of Health and Social Care
Publisher:
Great Britain. Department of Health and Social Care
Publication year:
2021
Place of publication:
London

...order test kits on their behalf. Personal assistants should repeat lateral flow testing twice each week. This guidance has been replaced by 'Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for anyone working in adult social care who are not part of regular testing at work and unpaid carers'. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus briefing: guidance for social work practitioners

Author:
NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN
Publisher:
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Publication year:
2021
Pagination:
17
Place of publication:
London

A summary of guidance for social workers and social work practitioners who are working with children and families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The briefing brings together key guidance from all four UK nations to answer some frequently asked questions. Areas covered include: the social work workforce, including ensuring there are sufficient social workers to support children... (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): changes to welfare benefits

Author:
RUST Dan
Publisher:
Housing Learning and Improvement Network
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
6
Place of publication:
London

...associations and the types money and benefit information being offered to residents, including as a result of their financially changing situations brought about by Coronavirus. It also signposts to latest relevant government guidance and where to go for further advice and support. (Edited publisher abstract)

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Coronavirus: supporting pupils’ mental health and well-being

Authors:
ANNA FREUD NATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF HEAD TEACHERS, PSHE ASSOCIATION
Publisher:
National Association of Head Teachers
Publication year:
2020
Pagination:
16
Place of publication:
Haywards Heath

This guidance aims to help school leaders and their staff, in all phases of education, support children and young people with their mental health and wellbeing in light of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, by outlining some universal approaches for all pupils and for with those with low-level mental health needs. The guide covers the impact of coronavirus pandemic on children and young... (Edited publisher abstract)

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