Second trial of contact tracing app launched

18 August 2020

Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has relaunched the NHS Test and Trace app in England, with public trials having started on the Isle of Wight from 13 August 2020.

CQC publishes examples of how providers respond to Covid-19

9 June 2020

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published more than 300 examples from health and social care providers from all sectors of how they have innovated and adapted working practices to respond to the challenges of dealing with the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Informing DHSC of social care worker COVID-19 death

26 May 2020

The Government has published information about how local authorities and social care providers can tell the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) about the death of an employee or volunteer in social care, together with an announcement about extending a bereavement scheme to the families and dependants of social care workers who die as a result of contracting COVID-19.

Online portal to book coronavirus tests

19 May 2020

A new online portal specifically for care homes to order COVID-19 test kits has been launched by the Government, as it pledges to test all symptomatic and asymptomatic care home staff and residents in England.