Covid-19 Coronavirus Information

This is a selection of resources available in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Resources on Covid-19 

This covers resources areas such as safeguarding, social care, MCA and general Covid-19 advice.

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

Public Health England - https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance

Local Government Authority

The LGA has provided advice on how professionals can protect vulnerable people during Covid-19. https://www.local.gov.uk/protecting-vulnerable-people-during-covid-19-outbreak

Care Act 2014 Easements

This provides guidance to Local Authorities on how the easements of the Care Act contained the Coronavirus Act 2020 should be interpreted. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-changes-to-the-care-act-2014/care-act-easements-guidance-for-local-authorities

Covid-19 Scams

A number of resources have been released on scams including the attached guidance from LBH, MPS and information from Trading Standards: https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/news/beware-of-covid19-scams/

Disclosure and Barring Service

The DBS has released advice on DBS checks for volunteers and fast track DBS services. Relevant fact sheets can be found: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/safeguarding-factsheet-community-volunteers-during-covid-19-outbreak

Tackling Domestic Abuse during the Covid-19 Pandemic

The LGA has provided guidance on Domestic Abuse.  Sutton is mentioned on page 6 as an example of a good case study involving Sutton's Domestic Abuse services responding to the Covid-19 pandemic : https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/DA%20guide%20V7%2022nd%20April%20-%20FINAL.pdf

Ethical guidance for doctors during Covid-19

Both the GMC and BMA have released guidance for doctors on managing ethical decision during the Covid-19 outbreak: https://www.bma.org.uk/advice-and-support/covid-19/ethics/covid-19-ethical-issues  and https://www.gmc-uk.org/ethical-guidance

Care Homes

The Government has released guidance on the admission and care of people in care homes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-admission-and-care-of-people-in-care-homes

Wishing you all the best of health.