Jennifer Durbin

UPDATE: Guidance On COVID-19 Testing and Isolation Periods in Care Homes

On 20 January 2022, the government updated its guidance on Covid-19 care home testing. Further, on 17 January 2022, the government updated guidance on management of staff and exposed patients as well as admission and care of residents in a care home where there has been a positive Covid-19 case. This will have serious implications …

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Isolation in the Age of Omicron – How the Rules have Changed for Care Homes

After pleas from the adult social care sector, the government has finally reduced the restrictions which ban new admissions and visitors in care homes after a Covid-19 outbreak from 28 days to 14 days. While there may be concerns about the safety of residents in care homes due to the contagious nature of the Omicron …

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Who’s Right, Who’s wrong – Should COVID-19 Vaccines be Mandatory?

Following speculation and reports that the Secretary of State has decided to mandate Covid 19 vaccination for NHS workers, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said the following: “The Covid vaccination programme has been a huge success with almost 45 million over 16s fully vaccinated In the UK, showing that overall …

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How the £162.5 million Government grant will impact the Social Care Workforce

With the deadline looming for all care home workers to be fully vaccinated, providers are experiencing increased burdens on them, both financially and legally, in order to keep their services running in line with the law and regulations. Staffing Situation Currently Currently the care industry is seeing vacancy rates increase rapidly – nearly doubling from …

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