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Covid-19 Internal Guidance

COVID-19 - General Update

➜ COVID-19 Update (England) - Children's Services - Updated 8th January - click to read

➜ COVID-19 Update (Scotland) - Children's Services - Updated 8th January - click to read

➜ COVID-19 Update (Wales) - Children's Services - Updated 8th January - click to read


Summary Update from Our Regulators

➜ Summary Update from our Regulators - Updated 18th January - click to read


COVID-19 Vaccine

➜ COVID-19 Vaccine - Site Based Data Spreadsheet - click to read

➜ COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance - click to read

➜ COVID-19 Vaccine - Privacy Notice - click to read


COVID-19 Vaccine - Service User


PHE Covid Vaccine Priority Poster - click to read

Covid Vaccination - A Guide for Adults - click to read

Easy Read Vaccinationclick to read

Care Home Letter for Those Able to Consent to Covid Vaccination - click to read

PHE Covid-19 Letter Care Home Resident Attorney - click to read

➜ PHE Covid-19 Letter Care Home Resident Relative - click to read

Vaccincation Consent Form for Capacityclick to read

Assesment and Best Interest Tool - click to read


COVID-19 Vaccine - Staff - According to Priority Groups

Vaccination Guide for Care Staff - click to read

➜ PHE COVID-19 - Vaccine Consent Form - click to read

➜ PHE Letter - Social Care Staff - click to read

➜ What to Expect After Vaccination - click to read

➜ PHE Covid19 Consent from Social Care Workers - click to read

➜ PHE Covid19 Consent from Healthcare Workers - click to read

➜ PHE Letter - Healthcare Workers - click to read


PPE Guidelines

➜ PPE Guidance - Children's Services (UPDATED 13/01/2021) click here

➜ PPE Guidance - Adult Services (UPDATED 06/11/2020) click here

➜ PPE Flowchart - Children's Services (UPDATED 01/12/2020) click here

➜ PPE Flowchart - Adult Services (UPDATED 29/04/2020) click here

➜ Preventing Facial Skin Damage Beneath PPE click here


Face Coverings

➜ Face Cover Guidance - All Services - (UPDATED 24/11/2020) click here

➜ Face Covering Exemption Cards click here



➜ Testing Protocol (UPDATED 19/09/2020) click here

➜ Being Tested for Covid-19 - Children's Services click here

Whole Home Testing - click here

➜ Home Testing - Children's Services click here

➜ Consent Form - Children's Services click here

➜ Consent/Refusal Form - Staff click here

➜ Visitor Testing - Care Homes click here

➜ Letter to Visitors - Lateral Flow Test click here

➜ Consent Form - Lateral Flow Test  click here


Lateral Flow Documentation - Schools/Colleges

Lateral Flow Self-Swap Instruction - click here

Mass Testing School & College Poster - click here

Mass Testing School & College Leaflet - click here

School/College - Privacy Notice - click here

 School/College - Letter to Parents - click here

School/College - Consent Form - click here

➜ Lateral Flow Testing - Training in Administering the Test (Token: 3wkcVi4UTX) click here

➜ Lateral Flow Testing - Webinar Notes  click here

Testing Handbook - Schools and Colleges  click here

➜ Testing Team - Roles & Responsibilities  click here


New Admissions Information

➜ CareTech's Position on New Admissions click here


Visitor Related Information

➜  Visits to Services - Guidance for Children's Services - click to read

➜  Visits to Services - Guidance for Adults - click to read

➜  Visitors Privacy Notice (Download)click to read

➜  Visitors Risk Assessment - click to read

➜  NYAS Risk Assessment Checklist - click to read

➜  Visitors Sign in Sheet (Offices) - click to read

➜  Visitors Sign in Sheet (Services) - click to read


Business Continuity Plan - COVID 19 Appendix

BCP Covid19 Appendix - Children's Services - click to read


Social Distancing

➜ Social Distancing Guidance - All Servicesclick to read


Audit & Assessment

➜ COVID-19 Audit 2020 - click to read


Training Plans for New Staff

 Cambian Children's Residential Services Training - click to read

 CareTech Adult Services Training - click to read

 CareTech Children Services Traning - click to read

 CareTech Specialist Services Training - 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