CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers – Tuesday 5th January 2021
Please note that this email will now be sent out twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
Isolation of residents discharged from hospital or another social care facility
Please see the below government guidance on isolation of residents;
To minimise the risk to residents in care homes during periods of sustained community transmission, all residents being discharged from hospital or interim care facilities to the care home, and new residents admitted from the community, should be isolated for 14 days within their own room. This should be the case unless they have already undergone isolation for a 14-day period in another setting, and even then, the care home may wish to isolate new residents for a further 14 days.
If new residents are admitted part way through an isolation period, they should as a minimum complete the remaining isolation period within their own room in the care home. [footnote 3]
A 14-day period of isolation is recommended for residents in care homes as older care home residents are a particularly vulnerable group and their immune response may differ from younger, normally healthier individuals.
The COVID Response Toolkit has been updated:
The full toolkit can be accessed through the regular link below and here: https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/
What’s new Page
Press release: £149 million to support increased care home testing
Single point of access number added to notice board with guidance on usage to include calling when a new permanent resident has been admitted, a person is discharged back to the care home and for non-urgent advice
Updated Guidance Page
Coronavirus (COVID-19): support for care homes – updated to reflect current policy for how providers should access PPE
Coronavirus (COVID-19): getting tested updated care home testing guidance for residents and staff: to reflect new policy on staff testing with lateral flow devices (LFDs).
Arrangements for visiting out of the care home. Sets out how care homes can support residents of working age on visits outside of the care home. Updated to include information about visiting out of care homes in Tier 4.
Supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated guidance to reflect new advice on local restriction tiers and required isolation periods.
Visiting arrangements in care homes: Updated guidance about visiting in respect of Tier 4, in the ‘Overview of visiting practice supported by this guidance’ section
Training events, webinars and support links:
Urgent Webinar Invitation - Care Homes Covid Impact on Workforce and Contingency Planning
Following the email sent to all Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County care homes earlier today, we would really appreciate your time on Thursday to have a discussion with you regarding impacts, contingencies and also if there are any ideas/plans you have in place that you could share so that we may support any future workforce issues!
I appreciate you are all so busy but it would be really helpful for us to have a discussion at this webinar.
The invitation to the meeting is below and hope to see you all on Thursday 7 January 2021 at 3pm.
Microsoft Teams meeting - Care Homes Covid Impact on Workforce and Contingency Planning
Join on your computer or mobile app
Oral Health Brief Advice Training for Care Homes 2020 - 2021
Nottingham Oral Health Promotion Training Courses - Time to talk teeth (Care home managers)
When: Monday 15th February 2021 10am – 10.30 am
Location: via MS TEAMS
Purpose: This session aims to highlight the importance of oral health care within a residential care home setting and demonstrate methods to meet the standards outlined in the latest NICE Guidance.
To register: Use the link on the flyer attached
Links and resources for your ongoing information:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit - https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/
Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link: https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk/join?wp-linkindex=6
Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-social-care-guidance
Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/document.page?id=Igc3gkzdlkc
Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care providers – www.asklion.co.uk/providercornercovid-19
Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/site.page?id=m6iCJfa2C4w&newdirectorychannel=0
Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care providers: – www.asklion.co.uk/ppe
Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme
Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic: https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/COVID19CARE/?appcode=COVID19CARE
Social media channels for latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottinghamshire County Council on Facebook or on twitter @NottsCC
Social media channels for the latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottingham City Council ‘My Nottingham’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mynottingham and Twitter https://twitter.com/mynottingham
For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address email@example.com if you have questions for the team and if you are not sure who else to ask.
For further queries – Nottingham City providers – Please use the Single point of access for any covid related queries, email – CV19@nottinghamcity.gov.uk