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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.

Mandatory vaccination and HR issues: webinar 16 Sept

2 September 2021

Join CPA and workforce experts for webinar on HR implications of COVID-19 vaccination as condition of deployment

Book webinar 4-5pm, 16 Sept

Coronavirus News

Q & A on vaccination as condition of deployment

26 August 2021

Q & A and presentation from CPA webinar held on 23 August with CQC and DHSC

View Q & A and presentation

Visiting care homes, plus Essential Care Giver: webinar 17 September

2 September 2021

Join CPA and experts to discuss care home visiting arrangements including the Essential Care Giver role

Book webinar 9.30 – 11am, 17 Sept

VCOD exemptions temporary process

15 September 2021

12 week temporary self-certification system for care home staff announced

Read DHSC guidance

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 Vaccination

Information on the vaccination programme for staff and people using services, including encouraging uptake

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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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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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Testing, care and distancing

Testing, care and distancing

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

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