COVID-19: guidance for stepdown of infection control precautions within hospitals and discharging COVID-19 patients from hospital to home settings

Published 9 April 2020 Last updated 18 December 2020 + show all updates 18 December 2020 Updated to include information on designated settings and exemption from re-testing. 30 July 2020 Changes to self-isolation policy for all admitted patients to 14 days; updated section 3 to include the provision of written instructions for ongoing isolation when discharging …
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Designated settings for people discharged to a care home

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COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters

COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups poster (print version) Ref: PHE gateway number 2020355 PDF, 256KB, 1 page This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format. If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need a version of this document in a more accessible format, …
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‘High-risk settings’ in our jails means prisoners must get priority for coronavirus vaccines

Researchers have recommended prisoners be prioritised for the coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine, after finding it’s difficult to manage outbreaks. Academics from the University of Oxford conducted a review of how prisons manage outbreaks of contagious diseases. They found that several factors, including higher rates of other health problems, fear of quarantine, and overcrowding, make it more …
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Guidance: COVID-19: mitigation of risks in occupational settings with a focus on ethnic minority groups

Consensus statement from Public Health England, the Health and Safety Executive and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. Source link

Diabetic eye screening: approved cameras and settings

Published 2 January 2014 Last updated 16 November 2020 + show all updates 16 November 2020 Updated guidance on approved cameras and settings. 3 January 2018 Addition of Sense Medical: Kowa VX-20 to list of approved fundus cameras. 16 May 2016 Added Zeiss Visucam 224 and Zeiss Visucam 524 to list of approved cameras. 2 January …
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COVID-19: cleaning of non-healthcare settings outside the home

Published 26 February 2020 Last updated 16 October 2020 + show all updates 16 October 2020 Added information on virus transmission and mitigations. 15 July 2020 Guidance updated with advice on cleaning and waste management that does not relate to a suspected or confirmed case, taking into account current levels of community transmission. 15 May 2020 …
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Flu immunisation for early years settings including child minders

Published 16 September 2016 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020 Added this year’s guidance. 15 October 2019 Added pre-school guidance for the 2019 to 2020 flu season. 18 September 2018 Added revised guidance for early years childcare settings. 7 September 2017 Revised for 2017 to 2018 Annual childhood flu programme. …
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COVID-19: management of staff and exposed patients and residents in health and social care settings

Published 4 April 2020 Last updated 28 September 2020 + show all updates 28 September 2020 Updated the exemption of PCR retesting period from 6 weeks to 90 days. 18 August 2020 Updates made to section 4 to include guidance on when health and social care staff can be exempt from being considered a contact for …
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