Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support Ltd
24th December 2020

Increased care home testing

The Government has announced that care homes across the country will benefit from additional rapid testing to test staff twice a week to help protect residents and workers from the virus.

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24th December 2020

Making a Christmas bubble in a supported living setting

New guidance sets out advice for people who live in a supported living setting who are considering forming a Christmas bubble.

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23rd December 2020

Visits out of the care home over the Christmas period - advice from the DHSC and NCF

The Department of Health & Social Care has published updated guidance on how to safely support residents making visits out of the care home – including over the Christmas period.

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17th December 2020

Urgent request from NHS England for care homes (older people)

Care homes for older people should have recently been forwarded an urgent request from NHS england to return staff details for COVID-19 vaccinations.

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17th December 2020

PHE COVID-19 vaccination programme training slide set updated again

COVID-19 vaccination programme training slide was updated on the 15th December.

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17th December 2020

Care home lateral flow device (LFD) testing of visitors guidance updated

The DHSC have updated the care home LFD testing of visitors guidance

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17th December 2020

Designated settings for people discharged to a care home - guidance issued

Guidance has been published for local authorities, clinical commissioning groups, care providers and people who use services.

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17th December 2020

Infection Control Fund monthly return due

The deadline to complete the next Infection Control Funding monthly return - to ensure you are being compliant with the funds grant conditions - is the 21 December

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10th December 2020

Guidance update: Coronavirus testing service for extra care and supported living settings

The guidance on regular retesting for extra care and supported living settings that meet the eligibility criteria, issued on 7th December, was updated on 9th December

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10th December 2020

PPE Portal limits increased for Christmas and new video issued

ordering limits have been increase don the PPE portal used by social care and primary care providers to get critical coronavirus (COVID-19) personal protective equipment (PPE).

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