COVID-19: guidance for health professionals
Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases. New information has been added about the long-term health effects to the 'Management of possible or confirmed cases' section.
Read the COVID-19: guidance for health professionals in full at Gov.uk >
MCA/DoLS: additional Covid-19 guidance
Additional guidance has been published which relates to the Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Read the additional MCA/DoLS guidance on the Gov.uk website >
Guidance for full opening: special schools and other specialist settings
Covid-19 guidance for special schools and other specialist settings has been significantly updated.
Read the update special schools guidance at Gov.uk >
Support for Registered Managers from Skills For Care
Skills For Care are offering dedicated support and information for all registered managers and front-line managers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including an advice line, Facebook group and local networks and training.
Find out more about Skills For Care's support for Registered Managers >
Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020 – NHS BSA
The Government has a life assurance scheme for frontline health and social care staff who contract coronavirus during the course of their work, paying a £60,000 lump sum where staff die as a result of coronavirus and had been recently working in frontline roles and locations where personal care is provided to individuals who have contracted coronavirus. The scheme is administered by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA). Contact the NHS BSA helpline on 0300 330 3331.
Find out how to make a claim on the NHS BSA website >