COVID-19 and people with learning disabilities study

The following message has been supplied by the Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study team Thank you very much for those who took part in the Wave 4 survey for the Coronavirus and People with Learning Disabilities Study. All of our findings so far can...

Process for managing respiratory illness in care homes

Dear Providers, Thank you for your continued efforts to minimise the spread of both COVID and flu so far this winter. Unfortunately, both COVID and flu continue to circulate in homes across Hertfordshire and as such we have updated our pathway to assist you when you...

Mask wearing by visitors

It has been brought to our attention by the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Cell that some care homes are struggling with visitors and professionals not wearing face masks. Most COVID outbreaks are being brought into homes by visitors, so its important managers...

Booster vaccine provides 88% protection against the Omicron variant

  According to the UKHSA hospitalisation from vaccines is good against the Omicron variant. What they found: • One dose of any vaccine was associated with a 35% reduced risk of hospitalisation among symptomatic cases with the Omicron variant. • Two doses with a...

Testing – which test to use?

We understand that some people are struggling to get LFT’s through the usual routes. Demand is extremely high currently, driven by changes to self-isolation and daily testing of close contacts policies. If you are a provider that would usually access tests through the...