COVID-19 (Coranavirus) Awareness Bulletin for Commissioners

A weekly bulletin produced by knowledgeservices@dudley.gov.uk on Friday 12th August 2022 covering updates from the 5th August 2022.

The 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 beyond COVID-19: the foundations

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

SCIE

Reviewed: May 2022

 

Social care commissioning beyond COVID-19

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

SCIE

May 2022

 

Commissioning and COVID-19: Legal and policy context

This guide summarises law and areas of policy (in England) relevant to social care commissioning. This includes specific changes or considerations that applied for the two years from March 2020.

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19/commissioning/legal-policy-context

SCIE

May 2022

Coronavirus: Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

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

House of Commons Library

18/07/2022

 

Coronavirus: your rights at work (Unison)

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

Trade Union

15/07/2022

 

Coronavirus: Support for businesses

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

Government

01/07/2022

 

Reducing the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in the workplace

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19

Government

10/06/2022

 

COVID-19 employment law and workforce FAQs

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

Local Government Association

01/04/2022

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

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

House of Commons Library

01/10/2021

 

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

 

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

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

Trade Union

22/05/2020

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

16/03/2022

Coronavirus (Covid-19): getting tested

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/

NHS

Unknown

 

COVID-19: guidance for sampling and for diagnostic laboratories

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

Government

29/03/2021

 

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 Vaccinations

Contains information on the number of Covid-19 vaccinations provided by the NHS in England.

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/covid-19-vaccinations/

11/08/2022

Stress and Coping

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

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

29/07/2022