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COVID-19: Vaccinations

Back to the COVID-19 webpage COVID-19: VACCINATIONS On this page Webinar resources Timescale and priority list Process for vaccination Guidance on group transport for Staff and people who use Care Services Consent Leaflets and posters FAQs Useful links There is now a...

DHSC:Homecare FAQ's

Department of Health & Social Care If you have any further questions please look at the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) guidance documents which can be found here. If you have further questions please call 119 or join one of the DHSC’s...

Recent COVID-19 Webinars

Back to the COVID-19 webpage Recent COVID-19 Webinars Please find below recent COVID-19 webinars delivered for Hertfordshire Care Providers Click a title below to access the resources... TitleSlidesRecordingFAQsPPE Audit TemplateHand Hygiene Audit TemplatePPE...

Care Home Visitor Guidance Update 21st December 2020

Update based on Tier 4 changes -Updated 21st December Following the Government announcement, the visitor guidance for care homes has been amended. For care homes in tier 4 (which includes Herts), visiting is only permitted: End of Life visits Outdoor or “shielded...

Delivery address for test kit deliveries

Test kit orders can only be delivered to a care agency’s address as registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Orders cannot be delivered to other locations, such as an individual homecare worker’s personal address. If your offices are closed due to...

First weekend of testing

For some of you who have already received your test kits to conduct testing, today marks the first weekend of testing. Here are some useful reminders for the first weekend of testing: All testing must only be conducted between Thursday and Sunday Homecare staff should...

Instructions on registering tests

Each test kit distributed to your homecare workers includes a set of instructions on how to conduct, register and return the test. These instructions include separate registration instructions for “If you have received a test kit to use at home” or “If you’re testing...

Shielding

Back to the COVID-19 webpage COVID-19: SHIELDING and food resources Click here to visit the Food Availability Page Shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19   COVID-19 case numbers are rising across the whole of the...

Swabbing

Back to the COVID-19 webpage COVID-19: SWABBING Content National portal for all: Getting tested Swabbing training Care Home swabbing: National and local routes Key worker symptomatic swabbing local route National portal for all: Getting tested Guidance on coronavirus...

Welcoming visitors back to care settings

The following text is an excerpt taken directly from the CPA website: Introduction This protocol has been produced following understandable calls from residents, friends and families, providers and staff to enable visiting to residential homes after a long and...

COVID-19: How are we doing in Herts? - Funding links

Funding 87% of Hertfordshire care providers have now made a claim to us for their first instalment of the Government Infection Control Fund which can only be used for staffing-related costs. This week HCC have written to all providers that are contracted by the County...

Swabs - Please check barcodes

Click here to view the latest local and national swabbing guidance Swabs – Please check barcodes Dear Care Home Cell Colleagues, Please note below updated guidance on care homes and key information about Kingfisher swabs. Guidance Care home guidance is now live...

CPA

Please see the below information from the CPA: Page navigation: Business Continuity Planning Business continuity planning: guidance and template Insurance Business Continuity Planning The CPA is producing guidance and templates to help independent and voluntary...

Emergency Support Framework - guidance for providers

We recently launched the Emergency Support Framework (ESF), which has been developed to underpin our regulatory approach during the coronavirus pandemic. To support its implementation, over the past couple of weeks we ran a series of webinars for providers setting out...

Colour for Care Campaign

There has never been a greater need for us to show our appreciation for the incredible work our social care staff carry out in Hertfordshire. With the upcoming Bank-Holiday weekend, and some slight easing of restrictions in certain parts, we know it is going to be...

Aerosol generating procedures and staff PPE

If your organisation is performing aerosol generating procedures, we are asking for you to let us know by filling in this short form here. What are Aerosol generating procedures: Current national PPE guidance states that enhanced respiratory PPE is indicated for...

Sustained Transmission

COVID-19 is circulating highly in the community (as confirmed by Public Health England (PHE) on 12 April 2020), and the likelihood that any service user receiving care having coronavirus infection is raised. Therefore as detailed in Table 4 of the COVID-19 infection...

Supermarket Food Parcels

Supermarkets in Hertfordshire are selling a pre-selected number of food items for people who are unable to go shopping, such as the elderly and vulnerable in the form of food parcels. Take a look at the list below of what food parcels supermarkets are currently...