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Coronavirus COVID-19

Visiting care homes in England from April 2022

Here’s a summary of the current guidance to care homes on visiting arrangement in England, applicable from 4 April 2022. The full text can be found in the ‘Covid-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ published on 31 March. It’s worth checking this if you have a problem with […]

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Covid and our older population April 2022

While most people are now ‘living with Covid’, the virus itself is still rife within the UK population. What does this mean for our older family and friends? Here’s a roundup of recent news coverage and government guidance. Covid infections are at record levels, according to data from the Office of National Statistics, with only […]

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Who gets the Covid-19 vaccination in the UK when?

We’ve been seeing a priority list for vaccination against Covid-19 circulating for a few weeks. Most of it works simply on age, but with those groups shielding and with ‘underlying health conditions’ added in. What hasn’t always been clear is that people receiving carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly […]

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Where are we with shielding the most vulnerable?

After the strict guidelines of shielding the most vulnerable during lockdown, government advice across the UK became much lighter, suggesting that everyone could make their own decisions about going out – and stopping deliveries of emergency supplies as a result. England Following the announcement of the three-tier Covid alert system on 12 October, the government […]

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