Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Friday 23rd July 2021
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:
Current Covid-19 Guidance for all providers
In the current context of rising transmission rates and our duty of care to the people we work with, many of who are clinically vulnerable or extremely vulnerable, we are asking you to continue to follow the existing guidance and risk assessments in place for now. We are looking at the guidance to see how it needs to change and we intend to review and revise it every month, based on the situation at the time.
In people’s homes , we recommend that you continue to wear face masks (subject to discussion with people on their personal preferences and communication needs), maintain social distancing where possible, suggest opening doors and windows for good ventilation, and maintain regular hand-washing and testing.
For staff delivering care in care home and day service settings and in people’s homes, use of PPE, including face masks, and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures should continue. This applies even if staff or service users have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. It is also important to continue:
- getting testing if you have any potential COVID-19 symptoms
- continuing any current Lateral Flow testing arrangements you have in place
- isolating when positive or when contacted by NHS Test and Trace.
You may also have seen national announcements about frontline NHS and social care staff who are contacts of a positive case, being able to attend work rather than self-isolate , with testing mitigations, in exceptional circumstances. We advise that you must continue to follow the usual self-isolation requirements for staff who are contacts of a positive case. Further local guidelines and templates will be provided for frontline settings early next week, to support release from self-isolation for contacts, in exceptional circumstances only.
Training events, webinars and support links:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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