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Covid-19 External Guidance




Information specifically in relation to Covid-19, including governance guidance, and the latest news from external sources. The below links are not affiliated with CareTech or Cambian Group.


Governance/NHS Guidelines

➜ Guidance on Shielding or Protecting an Extremely Vulnerable Person - click to read

➜ Guidance for Children's Social Care Services - click to read

➜ NHS Advice for Everyone - click to read

➜ NHS Handwashing Poster - click to read

➜ NHS Great Ormond Street Hospital - Information for Families - click to read

Returning to Work Flowchart (Asymptomatic) - click to read

Returning to Work Flowchart (Symptomatic) - click to read

➜ Care Home Testing of Visitors - Guidance  click here

➜ DfE Letter to OCHs on Children and Visitor Testing click here


Department for Education and Social Care Guidelines 

➜ Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID-19)click to read

➜ Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test Kits for Schools and FE Providers - click to read

➜ Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test Kits for Children's Homes - click to read

➜ Schools and Childcare Setting - Return in January - click to read

➜ Special schools and other specialist settings: coronavirus (COVID-19)click to read

➜ Visiting Care Homes During Covid-19 - click to read 

➜ Care Home Testing Guidance - for Adults - click to read 

➜ Schools COVID-19 operational guidance - GOV.UK ( (updated on 19th July)click to read

➜ SEND and specialist settings: additional COVID-19 operational guidance (applies after Step 4) - GOV.UK ( (updated 19th July) - click to read

➜ Rapid asymptomatic testing in specialist settings (applies from Step 4) - GOV.UK ( (updated 19th July) - click to read

➜ COVID-19: guidance for children's social care services - GOV.UK ( (updated 5th August) - click to read

➜ Ofsted's plans: 2021 - GOV.UK ( - click to read


Easy Read Guides 

➜ Schools and Colleges 'How To Guide' Green Guide - click to read

➜ Why, Who, What and When to Test - click to read


How to Support Children

➜ Unicef - click to read

➜ Childline - click to read

➜ RCPCH: General Public Resources - click to read

➜ Covid-19 Safeguarding Children (Welsh Sites) - click to read

➜ World Health Organisation: Covid-19 Video (for older children) - click to read


Other Useful Information

➜ Changes to DBS ID checking guidelines - click to read

➜ Benefits and Covid-19 - click to read


Any questions email -

Emergencies call - 0161 507 3555

Latest Government information (England Only) click here

Letter from Secretary of State for Health and Social Care click here

Support available from the CareTech Foundation click here