DHSC: Care Act easements: guidance for local authorities

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3 April 2020
Source: DHSC

This guidance sets out how Local Authorities can use the new Care Act easements, created under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to ensure the best possible care for people in our society during this exceptional period. Local Authorities and care providers are already facing rapidly growing pressures as more people need support because unpaid carers are unwell or unable to reach

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NHS England and NHS Improvement: Updates and guidance for optical settings

2 April 2020

Optical Letter  01/04/2020 Dear colleagues Thank you again for your continued work to prepare for and handle the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the commitment and effort that is going into providing care for patients. In light of the most recent public health control measures and in recognition of the difficulties that practices are facing including continuing concerns about

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 31/03/2020

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31 March 2020

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 30 March 2020, a total of 134,946 people have been tested, of which 112,805 were confirmed negative and 22,141 were confirmed positive. As of 5pm

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 27/03/2020

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27 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 26 March 2020, a total of 104,866 people have been tested, of which 93,208 were confirmed negative and 11,658 were confirmed positive. As of 5pm

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ADASS: Social care provider resilience during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners

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27 March 2020
Source: ADASS

Shared guidance to local authority commissioners from the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Care Provider Alliance (CPA). Introduction This guidance note is for local authority commissioners. It is designed to summarise pressures on social care providers arising from COVID-19, and to put forward ways in which commissioners can alleviate these

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OFNC advice to all optical practices and practitioners in England on coronavirus

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25 March 2020
Source: OFNC

Latest update for GOS contractors in England The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) and its members (ABDO, AOP, BMA and FODO) has produced new advice to all optical practices and practitioners in England on coronavirus (COVID-19). OFNC realises that so far there has been less clarity for the eye care sector from NHS England than in the other UK countries

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The Charity Commission: Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for the charity sector

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24 March 2020
Source: The Charity Commission

Guidance to help with running your charity during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so we have set out our response to the most commonly asked questions. We want to assure charities that our approach to regulation during this uncertain period will be as flexible and pragmatic as possible

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 20/03/2020

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20 March 2020
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Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 19 March 2020, 64,621 people have been tested in the UK, of which 61,352 were confirmed negative and 3,269 were confirmed positive. As of 1pm

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 06/03/2020

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6 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern. We are aware that the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the UK from low to moderate. Governmental Advice is that most people can continue to go to

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