Virtual Meetings and Interviews!

As of now, we would recommend continuing your important recruitment interviews and meetings via telephone or video calls instead of face to face. This can prevent the spread of the virus and reduces the risk of illness being brought into the care setting but means you...

CAS Alert: Novel Coronavirus - 13 March

Dear provider, Please carefully read the following alerts below and cascade within your organisations, regarding COVID-19. This alert updates the advice issued on 12 March 2020. » Click here to view the full CAS alert

CAS Alert: Novel Coronavirus - 10 March

Dear provider, Please carefully read the following alerts below and cascade within your organisations, regarding COVID-19. This alert updates the advice issued on 05 March 2020. Changes from the previous version are highlighted in blue font. There is a change to...

Coronavirus: advice for employers and employees

Advice from ACAS regarding simple steps for employers in the UK In case the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads more widely in the UK, employers should consider some simple steps to help protect the health and safety of staff. It’s good practice for employers to:...

Coronavirus Easy Read Guides

Easy Read Information about Coronavirus cascaded from Hertfordshire County Council » Click here to view and download the easy read ‘Guide on staying at home and away from others’ to help stop the spread of Coronavirus » Click here for Public Health...

Infection Prevention and Control - Training Slides

The following resources below have been shared by Bedfordshire’s Clinical Commissioning Group, and Hertfordshire and West Essex Sustainability and Transformation Partnership along with various other partners. Please utilise these where possible within your...

Covid-19 Support from HCPA and Partners

Dear provider, As COVID-19 is an ever changing picture, we are taking this opportunity to give you an update on what we are doing. We are currently working on comprehensive information for providers regarding COVID-19. We are planning a multi-agency call centre with...

Resource links from Hertfordshire County Council

Access the links below to find current resources in circulation created by Hertfordshire County Council. » Hertfordshire County Council’s handwashing poster collection » Hertfordshire County Council’s coronavirus frequently asked...

CAS Alert: Novel Coronavirus

Dear provider, Please carefully read the following alerts below and cascade within your organisations, regarding COVID-19. This alert updates the advice issued on 25 February 2020. Changes from the previous version are highlighted in blue font. There is a change to...

CQC update on response to Covid-19

The message below was shared with HCPA by the Care Quality Commission. Please circulate this message within your organisations. Dear colleague,  We are writing to share an update on how we are responding to the outbreak of Covid19, as well as how we plan to...

Novel Coronavirus update - 3rd March

The following updated guidance has been sent to us to circulate by the Public Health England We have been given this useful FAQ document on the coronavirus. Please share this with all your staff and families. We will endeavour to work with Public Health and the...

COVID-19: guidance for first responders

Advice for first responders (as defined by the Civil Contingencies Act) and others who may have close contact with symptomatic people with potential COVID-19. First responders include those who, defined as professionals and members of voluntary organisations who, as...

Novel Coronavirus update - 25th February

The following updated guidance has been sent to us to circulate by the Public Health England. Further guidance has been released from Public Health England (PHE) regarding the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This advice is for Care Home Managers and Employees in any Health...

Novel Coronavirus Update - 11th February

The following updated guidance has been sent to us to circulate by the Public Health Service at Hertfordshire County Council There has been another update from Public Health England (PHE) regarding the Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). This advice is for Care Home Managers and...

Novel Coronavirus Update

The following guidance has been sent to us to circulate by the Public Health Service at Hertfordshire County Council. Please circulate this message. The illness seems to be most severe in those who are elderly and/or have pre-existing conditions and illnesses. This...