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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers - Tuesday 22nd September 2020

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:

Adult social care: Our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021

The Winter Plan sets out the key elements of national support available for the social care sector for winter 2020 to 2021, as well as the main actions to take for local authorities, NHS organisations, and social care providers, including in the voluntary and community sector.

Working together will ensure that high-quality, safe and timely care is provided to everyone who needs it, whilst protecting people who need care, their carers and the social care workforce from COVID-19.



Next Steps for the Infection Control Grant – Nottinghamshire County Council Providers

If you have previously completed the online form to receive the Infection Control Grant for your establishments, you should already have received the information below:


Within the conditions of the grant you need to confirm to us (The council) how much of the grant you have spent in each of the grant categories between 13th May 2020 and 23rd September 2020 by home/establishment.

Please can all care homes who have received the ICF do this by completing the following online form by this Friday, 25th September 2020.

You do not need to submit evidence of spend with this form, but you will need to keep all your receipts/evidence of spend in case it is required at a later date for audit.


Given last week’s announcement about the extension of the Infection Control Fund,  we are not currently asking you to return any unspent money as we are waiting for further guidance. So we’ll be in touch with any establishment who has not fully spent the grant so far, when we have more information.



Guidance for care homes regarding non-collection of test kits

If your scheduled courier (booked at does not arrive to collect your test kits, you can now contact 119 the following morning, where they will be able to arrange an urgent collection. Please do not call 119 the evening the courier is scheduled to arrive.

Please note:  All couriers should still be booked at, and 119 should only be called if one does not arrive as scheduled between 4pm and 10pm.



Antibody Testing Update

It has been agreed that the antibody testing project will stop offering any more antibody tests after the 2nd October.  Please could you request that staff who still wish to book a test contact the central number as soon as possible



Care Homes and Home Care Toolkit Update

Please see updated toolkit

Updates in this version include:

  • New Enhanced Health in Care Homes Page   
  • New Government Plan to protect care homes for corona virus over winter  
  • Respect Form Version 3 launching November the 1st 2020

Training events, webinars and support links:


Registered Managers’ Meeting

On behalf of your network chair,  Ricky Inamdar, please find attached the agenda and joining instructions for the Nottinghamshire Registered Managers Network on 23RD September.  Please note there is a list of possible future agenda topics on the second page of the agenda for you to consider or add your ideas to during the meeting.



WRES: Stakeholder Engagement event invitation - 5th October

Please find attached a letter of invitation from DHSC to a Stakeholder Engagement Event on 5 October, regarding the proposed Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) for Adult Social Care.  


Arts Council England funded Resources

Fantastic FREE downloadable resource projects packs available:

Mischief and Magic was an Arts Council England funded arts-in-care lock down project that explored the themes of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night’s Dream.

If you do go to our site also check out the fun video on our project page!


Links and resources for your ongoing information:

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit -


Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link:


Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings:


Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates:

Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates:


Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time:

Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care


Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance:

Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care


Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin:


Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic:


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: and Twitter




For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address 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 –


We would also like to take this opportunity to send you our very grateful thanks to you and your staff teams who are supporting people across the County in these very challenging times, it is very much appreciated.


Kind regards


Cherry Dunk

Group Manager Quality Assurance and Citizen Safety

Mobile - 07740845726

Desk Phone - 01159773268

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