CORONAVIRUS UPDATE BULLETIN – For Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Care Providers – Tuesday 24th November 2020
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:
A message from Helen Whately, Minister for Care, Department of Health and Social Care – 20th November 2020
In recent days, we have had some good news pointing to a brighter, safer future. We have seen positive results from the late stage clinical trials of not one but two COVID-19 vaccines. Subject to independent regulatory approval, there is promise of a return to a more normal way of life in the not too distant future.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers – Published 20th November 2020
Guidance setting out how homecare agencies in England can order regular tests for their homecare (domiciliary care) staff.
Guidance document - testing for domiciliary care staff – November 2020
Training events, webinars and support links:
COLLABORATIVE CARE FORUMS
Learning from each other
PLEASE JOIN US ON Tuesday the 1st of December 2020 2pm - 4pm
for the first in a new series of collaborative care forums, designed to support social care and health colleagues
DO NOT MISS THIS EVENT - Copy and paste this link into your calendars
Microsoft Teams meeting
Join on your computer or mobile app
If you are planning to use Teams for clinical purposes, it is important to review usage with your local Information Governance and Clinical Safety teams to determine and adhere to best practice around patient data management.
Dear Care Providers
Please join us as we put together a Christmas to Remember and inject some sparkle into 2020 as the year comes to a close……..
You could call it a Yuletide login…O Come all ye CAREful -an event you can play on big screens in lounges or on a lap top in someone’s room.
It won’t be a Silent Night because we are going to have you all singing. This event will link up all care providers in care homes and in the homes of those receiving home care.
This is a celebration of EVERYONE in our care community…a Christmas concert for us to enjoy together…apart to sing with ONE voice.
The event is being produced and presented by Big Ian with him calling in some favours for some performers.
Every Christmas singalong favourite will have the lyrics appear on the screen so it will be like a collective karaoke for you to enjoy in your own homes and care homes.
This is a ridiculously ambitious project but WILL be a much-needed shot in the arm for us all at the end of a year we never signed up for. The attached flyer provides information about how you, your workforce, clients and their loved ones can all get involved and provide amazing video content for this sparkling event.
INTERESTED? Then see the attached flyer to find out how to get involved.
New film shows importance of ventilation to reduce spread of COVID-19
New short film released by the government shows how coronavirus lingers in enclosed spaces, and how to keep your home ventilated. Useful to residential and homebased care providers: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-film-shows-importance-of-ventilation-to-reduce-spread-of-covid-19
How care homes managed infection prevention and control during the coronavirus pandemic 2020
This document was published by CQC in November 2020: https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20201118_IPC_care_homes_final_web.pdf
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