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E-bulletins for care providers

The latest information relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for providers, to support you in managing staff and supporting service users.

Latest Coronavirus E-bulletin

E-bulletin 49 - 15 October 2020  Opens new window

  • Winter Plan and Infection Control Fund Round 2
  • PPE Portal for Care Providers 
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Tablet Devices for Care Homes
  • Look after yourself and help control the spread of COVID-19
  • National Testing Programme Rollout

Previous E-bulletins

Information in previous e-bulletins may have been superseded, please keep up to date with the latest advice and guidance.

E-bulletin 48 - 8 October 2020  Opens new window

  • Infection Control Fund – Round 2 (ICF2)
  • Repayment of the ‘forward payment’ made in April
  • Protect yourself, your family and the people we care for from flu this winter
  • Updated guidance on the use of Personal protective Equipment (PPE) for domiciliary care
  • Updated guidance for staff supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism
  • Update on care home coronavirus testing
  • Antibody home testing for social care staff
  • Recruitment advertising

E-bulletin 47 - 1 October 2020  Opens new window

  • Care home visiting policy
  • Care home visiting guidance for health and social care professionals
  • Flu vaccination programme
  • Infection Control Fund
  • Mental health support for social care professionals
  • Care home clinical leads

E-bulletin 46 - 23 September 2020  Opens new window

  • Oadby and Wigston lockdown – changes to care home visiting policy
  • Adult Social Care COVID-19 Winter Plan 2020 to 2021
  • Infection Control Fund (ICF)
  • Return of the forward payment
  • Care homes testing tracker
  • Car sharing
  • Personal responsibility of the workforce

E-bulletin 45 - 16 September 2020  Opens new window

  • Developing a COVID-19 safe visiting policy
  • Mike Sandys, Director of Public Health, Leicestershire County Council, message to care homes regarding visiting arrangements (16.9.20)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

E-bulletin 44 - 10 September 2020  Opens new window

  • Important information about the end of the Infection Control Fund (ICF scheme)
  • Discharge to assess: individuals’ financial contributions to or funding of care costs
  • New safeguarding guidance
  • Consultation on distributing vaccines

E-bulletin 43 - 4 September 2020   Opens new window

  • Antibody testing for adult social care staff
  • LSCDG digital offer - webinars and e-Learning 
  • LSCDG Care Certificate live webinar
  • Caring for friends and family as an unpaid carer
  • Admissions to care homes - updated guidance
  • Weekend testing in care homes 
  • Changes to shielding guidance
  • Updated reuse of medicines guidance issued

E-bulletin 42 - 28 August 2020  Opens new window

  • Care home visitor arrangements
  • Access to the PPE eportal and LFR Emergency PPE
  • Health and social care protocol review training requirements
  • DHSC updates to guidance
  • LPT’s community health service - new contact details for referrals
  • Clinical lead
  • Diabetes care in care homes – for care homes only

E-bulletin 41 - 20 August 2020  Opens new window

  • Infection Control Fund
  • Provider teleconference calls
  • Local Resilience Forum (LRF) emergency PPE stock
  • ADASS – Care home infection control top tips
  • Update to ‘Admission and care of residents in a care home during Covid-19’ guidance

E-bulletin 40 - 14 August 2020  Opens new window

  • NHS Test and Trace service: Randox Test Kit update
  • An innovation competition from ADASS
  • Recognising the deterioration of a patient
  • PPE guidance for home and residential care providers

E-bulletin 39 - 7 August 2020  Opens new window

  • Financial support in August and September for additional Covid-19 costs

E-bulletin 38 - 6 August 2020  Opens new window

  • Changes to care home visitor policies in Oadby and Wigston
  • Changes to the self-isolation period
  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) update on care home testing
  • ReSPECT awareness
  • Exemption cards or badges
  • Fraud prevention review of the continence service

E-bulletin 37 - 30 July 2020  Opens new window

  • Local guidance on care home visitor arrangements
  • Care home plan reminder

E-bulletin 36 - 29 July 2020  Opens new window

  • Updates to Care Home guidance
  • Skills for Care webinars for providers
  • Consideration of exceptional COVID-19 costs
  • Coronavirus related scams

E-bulletin 35 - 23 July 2020  Opens new window

  • Care Homes Visiting Guidance

E-bulletin 34 - 21 July 2020  Opens new window

  • New Infection Prevention Control (IPC) training
  • Support in August and September for additional Covid-19 costs

E-bulletin 33 - 17 July 2020  Opens new window

  • Infection Control Fund (ICF) update
  • July support for additional Covid-19 costs
  • Weekly provider calls
  • Easier to find information on our website
  • Stay safe this summer – heatwave preparation

E-bulletin 32 - 10 July 2020  Opens new window

  • Care home plan guide for local providers
  • Withdrawal of selected types of PPE
  • Department of Health and Social Care – update on testing in care homes

E-bulletin 31 - 7 July 2020  Opens new window

  • Safety in care homes
  • PPE portal: How to order emergency personal protective equipment
  • Recall of Cardinal Type IRR face masks
  • Care for others, make a difference

E-bulletin 30 - 1 July 2020  Opens new window

  • The ASC Risk Reduction Framework
  • COVID-19: verifying death in times of emergency
  • Admission and care of residents in a care home during COVID-19
  • COVID-19 testing reminder
  • Interpretation of COVID-19 swab test results
  • Antibody testing
  • Making decisions as COVID-19 guidance changes

E-bulletin 29 - 26 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Infection Control Fund

E-bulletin 28 - 19 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Support in June for adult social care provider, additional Covid-19 costs

E-bulletin 27 - 18 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Updated PPE guidance
  • Infection Prevention Control and self – isolation reminder
  • Test and trace roll ou

E-bulletin 26 - 12 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Infection Prevention Control Fund
  • Testing including mental capacity considerations

E-bulletin 25 - 5 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Guidance on the new Test and Trace service
  • PPE including FFP3 mask fit testing
  • Dementia support information

E-bulletin 24 - 2 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Infection Control Fund allocation

E-bulletin 23 - 1 June 2020  Opens new window

  • Finance update about additional costs

E-bulletin 22 - 28 May 2020  Opens new window

  • Top up payments
  • Mental health support
  • Decision maker arrangements
  • PPE

E-bulletin 21 - 21 May 2020  Opens new window

  • FFP mask fit testing support

E-bulletin 20 - 14 May 2020  Opens new window

  • PPE for carrying out aerosol generating procedures (AGP)

E-bulletin 19 - 12 May 2020  Opens new window

  • Home care risk ratings

E-bulletin 18 - 7 May 2020  Opens new window

  • Financial update about forward payments

E-bulletin 17 - 4 May 2020   Opens new window

  • Coronavirus testing update

E-bulletin 16 - 30 April 2020   Opens new window

  • PPE guidance for working in domiciliary care and care homes

E-bulletin 15 - 23 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Coronavirus testing update

E-bulletin 14 - 22 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Finance update

E-bulletin 13 - 22 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Updated guidance, workforce sharing and volunteers

E-bulletin 12 - 20 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Residential and nursing care fees

E-bulletin 11 - 17 April 2020   Opens new window

  • PPE ordering and escalation process

E-bulletin 10 - 17 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Finance questions answered

E-bulletin 9 - 9 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Manager availability and reporting 

E-bulletin 8 - 6 April 2020  Opens new window

  • New discharge hub

E-bulletin 7 - 3 April 2020   Opens new window

  • Financial support
  • Provider teleconferences

E-bulletin 6 - 2 April 2020  Opens new window

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

E-bulletin 5 - 30 March 2020   Opens new window

  • Financial stability

E-bulletin 4 - 27 March 2020   Opens new window

  • Recruitment support

E-bulletin 3 - 26 March 2020   Opens new window

  • Provider capacity survey

E-bulletin 2 - 23 March 2020  Opens new window

  • Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS)

E-bulletin 1 - 23 March 2020  Opens new window

  • Working with adult social care providers during Coronavirus
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