Employers, healthcare professionals and the general public have been warned to take care when purchasing infrared thermometers online and to familiarise themselves with warning signs for poor quality products.
The Government’s response to the consultation on making the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory for all care home workers in England has been published, and regulations are now approved and will come into force on the 11 November.
The Government has announced that, as part of its new Autism Strategy, NHS England will be trialling a primary care health check for autistic adults in the North East to try and identify health needs earlier.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has highlighted the findings from three studies on the real-world use of rapid tests, known as lateral flow devices (LFDs), arguing that it confirms their effectiveness under a variety of conditions.
Faced with calls from business groups across a range of sectors affected by staff shortages due to employees being required to self-isolate, the Government has updated guidance which was first issued in May 2020.
The Government has issued updated personal protective equipment (PPE) guidance for all care workers working in care homes in England, visitors and essential care-givers within the care home setting to reflect that, from 19 July, most legal restrictions to control Covid-19 are being lifted.
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced that from 19 July double vaccinated frontline NHS and social care staff in England who have been told to self-isolate can attend work with testing mitigations in exceptional circumstances.