Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 25 January 2021

Good afternoon and welcome back to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. Im joined by our Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries and Dr Susan Hopkins, who is the Chief Medical Advisor to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.I want to update you on the latest coronavirus data and the vaccine rollout. In the last week in the UK, we have seen 37,258 cases of coronavirus, on average each day. The NHS is still under intense pressure across all parts of the country with 37,899 people in UK hospitals with COVID-19 and that includes 4,076 on ventilators.Sadly, today 592 more deaths were reported. We must…

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Detailed guide: Overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

This document provides information for adult social care providers about COVID-19 guidance and support. See the full list of adult social care guidance produced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE).This page will be updated to reflect new DHSC, NHS and PHE advice.The guidance relates to England unless stated otherwise.Help with infection prevention and controlGuidance for social care providers on how to prevent, control and protect care workers and those they care for from COVID-19 infection.Infection controlLinks to appropriate PPE resources:See Securing PPE and related supplies below for information on how to access PPE.Supporting staff members at higher risk from COVID-19The…

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Press release: Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

New 120 million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels 149 million grant system to support increased testing in care homesThe impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and…

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Speech: Health and Social Care Secretary’s statement on coronavirus (COVID-19): 18 January 2021

Welcome to Downing Street for todays coronavirus briefing. And Im joined by Professor Steven Powis, the Medical Director of NHS England and by Dr Susan Hopkins, the Chief Medical Adviser to Public Health England and NHS Test and Trace.And I want to bring you up to date with the latest data on the disease and on our vaccine plan in order to combat it.Today, 37,535 positive cases of coronavirus were recorded. The NHS is under significant pressure in all parts of the country.There are 37,475 people in UK hospitals with coronavirus that is the highest that its been throughout the pandemic and someone is admitted to hospital every…

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Press release: Social care to receive £269 million to boost staff levels and testing

The impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and keep staff and residents safe.The new 120 million funding will help local authorities to boost staffing levels, a direct ask of…

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Press release: Social care sector to receive £269 million to boost staffing levels and testing

New 120million fund for local authorities to boost staffing levels 149million grant system to support increased testing in care homesThe impact of the new variant is being felt across the country, with staff absence rates rising sharply both in care homes and among home care staff, due to testing positive or having to self-isolate.The funding announced today will protect and support the social care sector, including care homes and domiciliary care providers, by increasing workforce capacity and increasing testing.The vital infection prevention and control guidance on staff movement in care homes is also being reinforced, with a reminder to providers to continue following the rules and keep staff…

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Rapid Testing Fund

The Rapid Testing Fund will support increased lateral flow device (LFD) testing of staff in care homes.These documents set out: measures that this funding can be spent on requirements for local authorities and care providers the allocation of funding to each local authorityThis new funding has separate conditions to the original Infection Control Fund and the extension to the Infection Control Fund. Source link

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Guidance: Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund: round 2

Department Of Health Details The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund was first introduced in May 2020 and was initially worth 600 million.Its supports adult social care providers to reduce the rate of coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission within and between care settings, in particular by helping to reduce the need for staff movements between sites.The Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund has been extended until March 2021, with an extra 546 million of funding. Published 1 October 2020 Last updated 15 January 2021 +show all updates 15 January 2021 Updated Annex E to include December 2020, renamed 'Annex E: local authority reporting template: reporting point 2 October to December…

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19): health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce

Department Of Health Health and wellbeing of the adult social care workforce HTML Details This guidance is for anyone who works in adult social care. It provides advice on how you can manage your personal mental health in the current circumstances.It also provides adult social care employers with guidance, tools and advice on how to take care of the wellbeing of staff at work. Published 11 May 2020 Last updated 14 January 2021 +show all updates 14 January 2021 Updated to reflect national lockdown guidance. Removed reference to the apps Daylight, SilverCloud and Sleepio. 9 December 2020 Updated to reflect current guidance on health and wellbeing and…

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