COVID-19 (Coranavirus) Awareness Bulletin for Commissioners

A weekly bulletin produced by knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk on Friday 31st July 2020 covering news from the 24th July 2020.

This information provided is to keep you up to date with the fast moving evidence on the COVID-19 pandemic. If you have any comments or would like to suggest any improvements please contact us at the email above.

Please note that while every effort is made to ensure that this information is up to date and accurate this bulletin is not a substitute for medical or legal advice.

If unsure you should always seek professional advice and Knowledge Services and Dudley MBC will not be held responsible for any use or misuse of this information.

Who is this for?

Commissioning and clinical staff.

Technical Note:

New/updated guidance is listed in RED

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Guidance for Commissioners (click each section to explore)

COVID-19: understanding the impact on BAME communities

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-understanding-the-impact-on-bame-communities

Government

16/06/2020

Commissioning during COVID-19 and beyond

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/commissioning/during-covid

SCIE

18/06/2020

COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care in England

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-domiciliary-care

Government

20/07/2020

 

COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-how-to-work-safely-in-care-homes

Government

20/07/2020

 

Critical workers who can access schools or educational settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Government

16/06/2020

 

Check which employees you can put on furlough to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-which-employees-you-can-put-on-furlough-to-use-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Government

17/07/2020

 

Coronavirus: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8879/

House of Commons Library

23/07/2020

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for people receiving direct payments

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-people-receiving-direct-payments

Government

22/07/2020

 

Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-coronavirus-covid-19

Government

23/07/2020

 

Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/check-if-you-could-be-covered-by-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme

Government

17/07/2020

 

COVID-19 Health, safety and wellbeing

https://www.nhsemployers.org/covid19/health-safety-and-wellbeing

NHS Confederation

Unknown

 

Coronavirus: Support for businesses

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8847/

Government

02/07/2020

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-8880/

House of Commons Library

16/06/2020

 

COVID-19 employment law and workforce FAQs

https://www.local.gov.uk/covid-19-employment-law-faqs

Local Government Association

Unknown

 

Coronavirus: your rights at work (Unison)

https://www.unison.org.uk/coronavirus-rights-work/

Trade Union

27/07/2020

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): your rights (GMB)

https://www.gmb.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-your-rights

Trade Union

22/05/2020

 

The Immigration Health Surcharge

https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-7274/

House of Commons Library

18/06/2020

 

Managing the wellbeing of furloughed staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.local.gov.uk/managing-wellbeing-furloughed-staff-during-covid-19-pandemic

Government

06/06/2020

Rapid Risk Assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the EU/EEA and the UK – tenth update

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/rapid-risk-assessment-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pandemic-tenth-update

 

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

11/06/2020

COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-stepdown-of-infection-control-precautions-within-hospitals-and-discharging-covid-19-patients-from-hospital-to-home-settings

Government

30/07/2020

 

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Government

30/07/2020

 

COVID-19: management of exposed staff and patients in health and social care settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-management-of-exposed-healthcare-workers-and-patients-in-hospital-settings#2020-05-18T13:00:00Z

Government

30/07/2020

 

Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-contacts-of-people-with-possible-or-confirmed-coronavirus-covid-19-infection-who-do-not-live-with-the-person#2020-05-27T23:04:16Z

Government

31/07/2020

 

COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance#2020-05-27T23:04:25Z

Government

30/07/2020

 

COVID-19: infection prevention and control (IPC)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control

Government

23/07/2020

 

COVID-19: potentially infectious people

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-potentially-infectious-people

Government

08/07/2020

 

Guidance for discharge and ending isolation in the context of widespread community transmission of COVID-19 – first update

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/covid-19-guidance-discharge-and-ending-isolation

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

08/04/2020

 

Explanation of the updates to infection prevention and control guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/updates-to-the-infection-prevention-and-control-guidance-for-covid-19

Government

23/07/2020

 

Contact tracing: public health management of persons, including healthcare workers, having had contact with COVID-19 cases in the European Union – second update

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Contact-tracing-Public-health-management-persons-including-healthcare-workers-having-had-contact-with-COVID-19-cases-in-the-European-Union%E2%80%93second-update_0.pdf

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

08/04/2020

 

COVID-19: potentially infectious people

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-potentially-infectious-people

Government

08/07/2020

 

COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-decontamination-in-non-healthcare-settings

Government

15/07/2020

Considerations for acute personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/managing-shortages-in-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

Government

23/07/2020

 

COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE)

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control/covid-19-personal-protective-equipment-ppe

Government

23/07/2020

 

Guidance on supply and use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other supplies

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/publication/guidance-supply-use-of-ppe/

NHS England

03/05/2020

 

Fit testing facemasks to avoid transmission during the coronavirus outbreak

https://www.hse.gov.uk/coronavirus/ppe-face-masks/index.htm

Health and Safety Executive

Unknown

 

Face coverings: when to wear one and how to make your own

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Source: Government

Last updated: 23/07/2020

COVID-19 related scams

https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/covid19

Action Fraud

30/07/2020

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

WHO

29/07/2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19): getting tested

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-getting-tested

Government

28/07/2020

 

COVID-19: guidance for taking swab samples

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-taking-swab-samples

Government

02/07/2020

 

COVID-19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-guidance-for-clinical-diagnostic-laboratories

Government

16/07/2020

 

COVID-19: rapid tests for use in community pharmacies or at home

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-rapid-tests-for-use-in-community-pharmacies-or-at-home

Government

11/05/2020

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Government

25/06/2020

 

 Stress and Coping

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

01/07/2020

 

COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing

Government

25/06/2020