Care Providers give critical support to the most at-risk citizens in our communities, and the leadership of social care in Wales is proud for your continued commitment and hard work.
The aim of this briefing is to keep providers informed of the latest updates, provide advice and respond to general enquiries.
National Mental Capacity Forum
National Mental Capacity Forum – (FREE) Covid resources
Including free webinar on 18/12/20: The MCA and COVID Vaccinations in Care Homes
The availability of vaccinations may be raising questions about the issue of consent and mental capacity, plus liberty protection
Presentations and webinar recordings are available on issues such as:
Wales Co-operative Centre
Wales Co-operative Centre
Implementing recommendations in ‘Supporting Care Commissioners and Procurers to Promote Social Value Models’
Wales Co-operative Centre are keen to hear if you would like to work through practical solutions with them. If you do, please complete the required information below and return to: email@example.com. Deadline for information is Friday 8th January.
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EUSS caseworker guidance on adults with care and support needs
The EUSS caseworker guidance on adults with care and support needs has been published, within the main EUSS guidance (on page 76).
Preparing Wales: EU transition bulletin
The EU transition bulletin provides an update on some of the issues affecting health and social care in Wales as we approach the end of the EU Transition Period on 31 December 2020. This update is focused on the EU Settlement Scheme, medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables (MDCCs), reciprocal healthcare and food.
More information: www.gov.wales/preparingwales
Higher-level restrictions to come into force to control coronavirus
Higher-level restrictions will come into force to control rapidly accelerating coronavirus rates across Wales, First Minister Mark Drakeford said today (16 December).
Pilot of COVID-19 vaccination roll-out to care homes to begin
A pilot for the roll-out of the COVID-19 Pfizer / BioNtech vaccine to Welsh care homes is to begin on today [Wednesday 16], just over a week after the first jab was administered in the UK, the Health Minister has announced.
New Welsh Government report commends local authority and volunteer partnership for rapid response to COVID-19
Local authorities and the third sector responded rapidly to support Wales’ most vulnerable and isolated people during the pandemic, a new report has found.
Age Friendly Wales: Our Strategy for an Ageing Society
Welsh Government has launched a public consultation on our Strategy for an Ageing Society.
The strategy sets out our vision for an age friendly Wales that supports people of all ages to live and age well.
Written statement: Changes to self-isolation period
Written statement by Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Health and Social Services
Coronavirus self-isolation and quarantine reduced to 10 days in Wales
As of Thursday 10 December, the time people have to self-isolate for coronavirus has been reduced from 14 days to 10 in Wales.
Guidance on leaving your home and seeing other people: coronavirus
Guidance on regulation 8 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) social distancing guidance for everyone in Wales
Guidance on social distancing for everyone in Wales.
COVID-19 workforce risk assessment tool
Check if you are at higher risk of more serious symptoms if you come into contact with COVID-19.
This tool helps you consider your personal risk factors for COVID-19 and suggests how to stay safe.
Self-isolation: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus
How to self-isolate and look after yourself at home if there is possible coronavirus infection in your household.
Contact tracing: if you are a confirmed contact
Explains how the contact tracing system works if you are a confirmed contact of someone who has tested positive for coronavirus.
Keeping learners safe in education
Information and supporting guidance to help schools and other providers to keep learners safe.
Daily contact tracing check: symptoms, guidance and support
Follow this guidance if you have been contacted by the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect Service.
Antibody testing: coronavirus (COVID-19)
Explains antibody testing for COVID-19 including that it cannot tell people whether they are immune.
Education settings: coronavirus testing, contact tracing and NHS COVID-19 app guidance
Information on coronavirus testing, contact tracing and the NHS COVID-19 app.
Guidance for working in other people’s homes
This document is to help employers, employees, and the self-employed and others (such as volunteers) working in or at people's homes (where the work does not require close physical contact) to understand how to work safely, taking measures to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Protective measures in childcare settings: keep childcare safe
How to get your childcare service ready to allow more children to attend and protect them and your staff from coronavirus.
Employers: coronavirus test, trace, protect guidance
Employers' responsibilities to help with coronavirus testing and contact tracing.
Written Statement: Secondary schools and colleges in Wales will move to online learning from Monday 14 December 2020 as part of the national effort to reduce coronavirus transmission
Written statement by Kirsty Williams, Minister for Education
Written Statement: NHS Pressures
Written statement by Vaughan Gething, Minister for Health and Social Services
Welsh Government announce plans for serial testing in schools and colleges from January
The Welsh Government has announced plans to roll out serial testing in schools and colleges from January.
How to self-isolate when you travel to Wales: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What you must do to keep Wales safe from coronavirus when arriving from abroad.
Public Health Wales, Daily 2pm Statements:
Public Health Wales Coronavirus Data Dashboard
Care Inspectorate Wales, FAQs: