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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Care providers play an important role in the national response to stop the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak amongst vulnerable adults.

As the CPA we are collating and signposting to the latest guidance and advice from reliable sources on our website. We are also creating briefings, protocols and resources for care providers. We are updating this site daily, so please check it frequently.

COVID vaccination delivery plan

11 January 2021

Government plan to manage supplies, prioritisation, vaccination sites and vaccinators.

Read the plan

Coronavirus News

COVID-19 vaccination for care staff

14 January 2021

Framework for vaccinating non-care home staff, including home care and supported living.

Read the letter and SOP

Free PPE to June 2021

11 January 2021

Extension of free COVID-related PPE for care providers, plus updated order limits

Read updated guidance

Care home vaccinations accelerated

14 January 2021

Residents and staff in older people's care homes to be vaccinated by 24 January, with 7 day per week service

Read NHSEI information

Guidance and Information

Business and finance

Latest information on financial and business issues for care providers including funding, sustainability, insurance and indemnity.

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Tips and useful links on talking about coronavirus to staff, service users, families, and the media.

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Coronavirus - guidance for care providers

Access the main government, CPA and national bodies' information for different care settings, including information on data and reporting, visitors and local lockdowns.

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Coronavirus: Infection Prevention and Control

Top tips on good infection control, and links to CPA and other national bodies' guidance.

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CPA and the media

The CPA can respond to press enquiries on behalf of the sector. Read the latest CPA press statement on Coronavirus.

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Mental health and wellbeing

Advice and links on managing anxiety and wellbeing. Information for employers and individuals.

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Regulation and Legislation

Information from CQC on changes to regulation, plus details on legislative changes including the Coronavirus Act 2020.

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Social distancing and self-isolation

What it is, when to do it, how to do it. Plus information on exceptions for people with medical conditions, learning disabilities or autism.

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Supplies: PPE and food

Information accessing PPE and food supplies, plus priority shopping for care workers

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Support to care providers

Information on support available to care providers from local authorities, care providers associations and national bodies.

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Vaccines, testing and care

Information on COVID-19 vaccines for social care sector, symptoms, testing and care

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Support and offers available to care workers, workforce guidance for employers, benefits, sick pay, training etc.

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