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COVID  19 – update. Message to all.

NASHiCS  recognize that at this time of unprecedented challenges and changes to our normal routines, it is essential to be able to access information & up to date guidance.
We therefore point you to the official web-sites for NHS, Public Health, Care Regulators and Government. See Below.
We will keep links to these sites and key documents on our Home page, however at this moment we do not intend to create anything ourselves. NASHiCS is you, and your fellow members, alas we do not have a back room of paid staff, and are therefore limited in capacity to do anything and ensure it is kept current in these rapidly
changing times.



Scotland, Wales &
Northern Ireland 

Events for 2020 – dates for your diary.

For your information we have reviewed our event offerings for the rest of this year,  meaning a number of changes comply with the ” Government Safety Measures”  

**** NASHiCS Webinar (No charge) presenting News & information session 3rd June at 2:15pm. Registration is required to view the event  now open.

****Annual General Meeting has now been scheduled to be held at the end of the Webinar on 3rd June – again digital. It will start at 4:00pm now open
Members must register to view

****Forum Lancashire has now been scheduled for 1st of October 2020, so delegate bookings and exhibitor bookings will be transferable. Bookings are Open

***Networker London (No charge) on  25th November supported by
DAC Beachcroft LLP.

More will be provided as these new style arrangements are fully developed.
All will be open for Non members except the AGM
Chris Jackson, National Chair.


There is a wealth of information on the pandemic issued the four countries of the UK. NASHiCS is publishing below  items  concerning Health & Safety in the Care sector.
We will try to keep the details up to date as the situation changes frequently.

Covid-19 Action plan for Adult Social Care.

The government’s number one priority for adult social care is for everyone who relies on care to get the care they need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Details   Updated 27th April

New app for Adult Social Care workers in England.

A new dedicated app for the adult social care workforce in England has been launched to support staff on-the-go through the coronavirus pandemic.
The Care Workforce app is available for download from Apple & Android supported smartphones, or can be accessed by browsers on any device.
Download the app now or search ‘Care Workforce’ on Google Play or the App Store

Covid-19 Find your Local Health Protection team in England.

For testing of care home residents, care homes should contact the local PHE Health Protection Team who will organise swabbing and testing for residents.  here
Updated 14th May 2020

COVID-19 Getting Tested.

Testing arrangements for care workers and care home residents with COVID-19 symptoms are set Here Updated 14th May 2020

Click for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland who have their own lists and criteria.

COVID-19: Latest  Information & Guidance for Care Home Settings – Care Inspectorate – Scotland.

Details here  Published 14th May 2020

Covid-19 Latest News Welsh Government.

Details here    14th May 2020

Covid-19 HSE guidance, Latest information & Advice.

You can get up-to-date information from HSE here  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and what you need to do on GOV.UK.

There is coronavirus information for people and businesses in other nations of the UK

***Scotland from the Scottish Government

***Wales is available from the Welsh Government

***Northern Ireland has guidance on nidirect

Public Health England has issued guidance on How to work safely in care homes
and a short video putting on & removing PPE

Covid-19 Guidance for Health Professionals.

Information on COVID-19, including guidance on the assessment and management of suspected UK cases. Updated 29th April 2020
Keep up to date with developments here

Covid-19 Admission and Care of People in Care Homes.

How to protect care home residents and staff during the coronavirus outbreak.  Currently being reviewed.

Covid-19 Guidance on infection prevention & control for sustained community transmission is occurring across the UK.

Keep up to date with developments here  Updated 3rd May 2020

Covid-19 Care Regulators, Public Health, NHS & Government links.

Remember to refresh your links each time you access as situations are changing frequently.

https://cqc.org.uk/  Updated 15th April
Updated 18th April
Updated 17th April
https://careinspectorate.wales/coronavirus-covid-19  Updated 17th April https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/
Updated 17th April
Updated 18th April

Covid-19 Staying Safe Outside Your Home.

It is your responsibility to adopt these principles wherever possible. The government is also using these principles as the basis of discussions with businesses, unions, local government and many other stakeholders, to agree how the principles should apply in different settings to make them safer. Details here

Covid-19 Colleagues messages  see tab on left.

Should you wish to share any news, comments, ideas, questions or solutions relating to COVID 19, (you will need to log on as a Member), do e.mail these to the administrator@nashics.org and we will list them on the Members part of the website Covid-19 colleagues messages to read and if you can help or support each other then send them a response with your contact details.

Fire Safety Bill.

The Home Office has introduced a new bill to improve fire safety in buildings in England and Wales.
The bill will amend the Fire Safety Order 2005 to clarify that the responsible person or duty-holder for multi-occupied, residential buildings must manage and reduce the risk of fire for:… More

e-News issue 105 (April 2020) available for members.

Next issue 106 due May 2020.
The latest issue of the e-News for members only is available under News

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