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COVID-19 guidance updates
< April 2021

COVID-19 guidance updates

There have recent updates to Government guidance covering care home visits, and PPE for domiciliary care and care homes.

 

Visiting arrangements in care homes - This sets out how care homes can support families and visitors to visit residents from 12 April.

Updated 'Guidance on care home visiting', 'Summary of guidance for visitors' and 'Visiting arrangements: one-page overview' to reflect that from 12 April, each care home resident can name up to 2 people who can come for regular indoor visits. In the 'Guidance on care home visiting', updated the section on essential care givers and added a new section on visits involving children and young people aged under 18.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visiting-care-homes-during-coronavirus


Personal protective equipment (PPE): resource for care workers working in care homes

The update to this guidance introduced recommendations to change PPE after each episode of personal care, and new recommendations around use of eye protection when delivering personal care within 2 metres.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-care-homes/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-resource-for-care-workers-working-in-care-homes-during-sustained-covid-19-transmission-in-england


Personal protective equipment (PPE): resource for care workers delivering domiciliary care 

The update introduced recommendations to change PPE after each episode of personal care, and new recommendations around use of eye protection when delivering personal care within 2 metres.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care/personal-protective-equipment-ppe-resource-for-care-workers-delivering-domiciliary-care-during-sustained-covid-19-transmission-in-england

 

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