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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.

CPA responds to Winter Plan

18 September 2020

Kathy Roberts, CPA Chair, welcomes extension of ICF, and creation of Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care.

Read CPA press statement

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Coronavirus News

Infection Control Fund extended

17 September 2020

Care homes to be given an extra £546m to pay self-isolating staff, and hire more staff to restrict movement between homes

Read the press release

Winter plan published

18 September 2020

Government's ambitions for the sector and challenges facing adult social care this winter.

Read the Winter Plan

COVID-19 Taskforce report

18 September 2020

Progress and learning from the first phase of pandemic, plus recommendations for government and care sector.

Read the Taskforce Report

CPA
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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Communication

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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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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Infection Control

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

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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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Symptoms, testing and care

Information on checking symptoms, how to get a test, and developments with care, including vaccines

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Workforce

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

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