Coronavirus: Information and Advice

 

GOV.UK (England)

The latest Restrictions, Guidance and Information will be available via links from this web page: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

This will include an overview of current guidance e.g. this applied for Lockdown2: www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

For parents and family carers these guidelines may be particularly relevant:

Guidance: Visiting arrangements in care homes for the period of national restrictions

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

COVID-19: guidance for supported living

Guidance: COVID-19 Winter Plan (Winter 2020/21)

Scotland 

Latest Scottish Government Guidance can be found via www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Wales

Latest Welsh Government Guidance can be found via gov.wales/coronavirus

 

Northern Ireland

Latest guidance can be found via

www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/coronavirus-covid-19  and

www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/coronavirus-covid-19-regulations-guidance-what-restrictions-mean-you

 

Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE)

Latest advice being  given by government to care-providers can be accessed via SCIE’s COVID19 HUB

Note especially:

Recommendations on Safeguarding

Mental Capacity Act (MCA) and the COVID-19 crisis

Care homes and supported living

COVID-19 guide for care staff supporting adults with learning disabilities or autistic adults

 

Public Health England

Research and Analysis: COVID 19 deaths of people identified as having learning disabilities

 

CQC Information

November 2020 CQC Report: COVID-19 Insight 5: Infection prevention and control in care homes

Changes to the way the CQC will work during the coronavirus outbreak

Impact of COVID-19 on restraint, segregation and seclusion review and Right Support, Right Care, Right Culture 

 

NHS and Together Matters

Guidelines on preparing people with learning disabilities and autism for hospital admission

Gov.uk: How social care staff can support people with learning difficulties when they are admitted to hospital (Hospital Passports)

Together Matters: Making a plan for emergencies (enter email address to download PDF)

 

Down’s Syndrome Association

Authoritative and up-to-date Covid news page

https://www.downs-syndrome.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/latest-coronavirus-news/

 

CASCAIDr

Message received from Belinda Schwehr (27.03.2020) and posted to the  CASCAIDr website . (CASCAIDr = the Centre for Adults’ Social Care – Advice, Information and Dispute Resolution)

27th March: CASCAIDr – the All Adults’ care and health specialist legal advice charity – is going into a different mode for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis.

25th March: Keeping calm about the Care Act, during the crisis