2nd Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 12/12/22

Dear Colleagues

Please see your weekly overview update on behalf of the Director of Adult and Community Wellbeing (DASS) and Director of Public Health (DPH)

Updated COVID -19 Guidance.

See link here to updated guidance.

COVID-19 testing in adult social care – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – updated 15th Dec 2022

COVID-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – updated 15th Dec 2022

COVID-19 PPE guide for adult social care services and settings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) – updated 15th Dec 2022

Please also see attachment at the top of this email.

ASC Provisions Update on Enforcement – 16 December 2022
To all Care Home and Home Care Adult Social Care Providers,

Unfortunately, guidance on the enforcement process will no longer be published in the week commencing 19th December as we are making some further changes in light of feedback from members of the Provider Data Advisory Group (PDAG). We now expect this to be published early in the New Year.

As we have outlined in previous communications, financial penalties will normally be a last resort and the majority of the enforcement process will focus on what support we can give to help you meet the requirements of the Information Provisions.

With Kind Regards,

DHSC

Many Thanks

Performance Support Officer
Provider Development Team