Overview

Regularly updated guidance and information can be found on this website and at:

The tabs at the top of this page contain more specific pieces of information and guidance which you need to know. Please note the distinction betweenvulnerable people social distancing and those who are shielding because they are extremely vulnerable.

Please also note the lockdown guidance:

CPA Key Workers Letter Template to be used by your staff to prove their key worker status 31.03.20

If you have any questions about the guidance or question for DHSC about COVID-19 please let us know at [email protected] and we will seek a response.

We are also working closely with other members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Adult Social Care (APPG) to influence parliamentarians.

Links to Important Guidance

PHE, DHSC & NHS are developing guidance for a variety of professional groups on handling the novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the UK. This section gives a quick overview of guidance. Please see the tabs at the top of the page for further information and guidance.

International Perspective

The Care Policy and Evaluation Centre at LSE and the International Long Term Policy Network have produced a resource hub of materials on social care and COVID-19 from around the world.  Read more here 

We realise many of you are facing issues sourcing the appropriate level and quality of PPE and are also confused by the guidance coming from DHSC and the NHS about it. Please note that DHSC is currently developing a Parallel Supply Chain.

Links to Guidance

1.4.20 – Parallel Supply Chain

DHSC is developing a Parallel Supply Chain to support the normal supply chain with a focus on delivering core PPE products for COVID-19. Until the new solution is fully operational, they are:

  1. Working to provide stock of PPE to wholesalers and distribuors for pharmacies, GPs, dentists, adult social care providers (such as care homes), and the third sector (such as hospices).
  2. Providers who have an urgent requirement for PPE, which they are unable to secure through their business as usual channels, should contact the National Supply Disruption Response (NSDR) via the 24/7 helpline: 0800 915 9964.

The new Parallel Supply Chain will have support from the Armed Forces.

Please read the letter carefully as it also contains information about potential suppliers of PPE to the care sector.

30.3.20 -FFP2 and FFP3 Masks

Please see the new letter published (28.3.20) on the guidance on supply and use of PPE page. Note the line ‘if for any reason FFP3 masks are not available, we recommend using the FFP2 masks as a safe alternative but please note these should also be fit-tested’. This seems to be the only addition to the information below. We will continue to analyse and update.

24.3.20 What PPE is required and when?

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries took part in a call with Adult Social Care Providers on Tuesday 24 on the topic of Infection Control in Adult Social Care Settings. She confirmed that COVID-19 is, as of 19 March 2020 no longer defined as a “high consequence infectious disease”.

COVID-19 is no longer considered as a HCID because we now have a greater understanding of the mortality rate (which is low overall) and higher clinical awareness of the symptoms. Because of this reclassification all healthcare workers should manage possible, and confirmed cases according to the Infection and Prevention (IPC) Guidance for COVID-19.

This guidance provides information about when to use a surgical face mask, and when to use an FFP3 respirator as well as what other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should be used.

Surgical face masks – such as those that have been issued to care homes are to be used in most clinical areas. FFP3 respirators, which require fit checking are to be used when carrying out aerosol generating procedures on people with possible or confirmed COVID-19.

Dr Harries confirmed that the information provided on March 22nd remains correct and that Public Health England (PHE) recommended PPE ensemble for healthcare workers within a metre of a patient with possible or confirmed COVID-19 is:

  • Fluid repellent facemask
  • Apron
  • Gloves
  • Eye protection if there is a risk of splashing

Guidelines on how to put on PPE are available:

This PPE is single use and is to be changed after each contact and should not be kept on for a duration, or used for multiple deliveries of care and should be set aside and then disposed of via healthcare/clinical waste (orange or yellow bag waste) after 72hours. New PPE must be used for each episode of care for any service user who has suspected or confirmed COVID-19

Dr Harries advised in the call that all registered care providers are to receive a single delivery of 300 fluid repellent facemasks by Wednesday 25th March and that all subsequent stock should be obtained from care providers normal suppliers. A dedicated helpline has been set up for any organisations experiencing difficult obtaining PPE:

The National Supply Disruption line
Tel: 0800 915 9964
Email: [email protected]

On this tab, we have information about changes to hospital discharges, critical care guidance and commissioning information.

1.4.20 Easements to the Care Act 2014

Guidance has been issued for local authorities (1.4.20) surrounding the easements to the Care Act. Care Management Matters has produced a useful summary of what this means.

We want to stress that these easements should only be used as a last resort by local authorities. In the words of James Bullion from ADASS:

“The Care Act guidance on suspending its operation are published. It must be a last resort, and be carefully considered. People fought long and hard for self direction and control, prevention justice and equality.”

Please keep NCF updated on how your local authorities interpret this guidance.

23.3.20 – CCG Commissioning Functions

NHS England has assumed the commissioning functions of the CCGs in England. NCF will be following this closely to see what it means for the care sector:

19.3.20 Hospital Discharges & The Capacity Tracker

DHSC had issued hospital discharge service requirements (updated 19.3.20). This document sets out how all health and care systems and providers will alter their discharging arrangements and provision of community support to enable the discharge of all patients as soon as it is clinically safe to do so. It is very important that you read this guidance and note what you are required to do – particularly in regards to the Capacity Tracker. All care homes are required to be fully using Capacity Tracker by Wednesday 1st April 2020.

See our summary of the Capacity Tracker Requirement– 19.3.20

We will continue to analyse what these requirements mean for the care sector and update you.

March 2020 – Critical Care Guidance

NICE have issued guidance to maximise the safety of patients who need critical care during the COVID-19 pandemic, while protecting staff from infection. Please look at the admissions to hospital, admissions to critical care and the accompanying algorithm in particular.

This page contains information about information governance and accessing and using technology.

NHSmail and MS Teams

NHSmail is now available for all adult social care providers in England. Your organisation temporarily does not need to complete the DSPT and will have free access to Microsoft Teams, which includes videoconferencing. Please see the Digital Social Care website for more information.

CPA Digital Resources

The CPA COVID-19 workforce page has some useful suggestions of technology to use while homeworking.

NHSX Research

NHSX has a team looking at how they can support care providers during the COVID-19 crisis. They want to speak to care providers in the UK about their COVID-19 response and tech needs. They’re looking for a range of sizes and tech capabilities, so please don’t exclude yourself if you are smaller or perhaps don’t use technology in your setting. Contact [email protected] if you are interested.

Information Governance

Guidance from a number of organisations on information governance:

Keeping Residents connected with Family

Person Centred Software is opening up its Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes free of charge to help them maintain communication with families during these unprecedented times.

This allows secure social media style messages and photos to be shared between care home residents and their families, it will also give carers an efficient way to provide wellbeing updates to concerned loved ones.

For further information, please visit personcentredsoftware.com/covid19response or call 01483 357657.

FREE Microsoft Teams Training

Collaborating and communicating with colleagues is an essential part of effective homeworking. Escalla has created free training.

Access the MS Teams Training HERE

Care Quality Commission

NCF is in regularly contact with the CQC and is raising your issues and concerns surrounding inspections, DBS checks and notifications. They now have a section of their website dedicated to COVID-19 related changes. The link can be found at the bottom of the page.

The CQC is monitoring the situation and has issued statements on what they are doing and further guidance. They have developed a special COVID-19 registration framework (link below), which covers both new registrations and changes to service that can be made by submitting a notification online.

A COVID-19 registration is any application from a health or social care provider where they:

  • Intend to deliver services which provide additional health and social care capacity in an area; or
  • contribute to the control of the outbreak of COVID-19 or the treatment of people who have contracted the illness.

Links to the relevant CQC updates as follows:

Suspension of Gender Pay Gap Reporting

The Government Equalities Office (GEO) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have taken the decision to suspend the enforcement of the gender pay gap deadlines for the reporting year 2019/20.

This tab contains information about workforce – such as Statutory Sick Pay and Key Worker information. NCF is aware that there is currently confusion around both and will be working to clarify the situation. Please see the links to useful resources produced by Anthony Collins at the bottom of this page.

1.4.20 – Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (Furlough Scheme)

Guidance for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been published for employers here and employees here (26.3.20). It confirms that the scheme will apply to workers who are shielding or self-isolating. Please note the distinction betweenvulnerable people social distancing and those who are shielding because they are extremely vulnerable.

We have asked DHSC and HMRC for clarification on the furloughing scheme. We have had some answers below from government. You can find further guidance from Anthony Collins’s employment briefing.

Q: Are care providers that receive public funding eligible for the job retention scheme?
Yes, the scheme is open to any UK organisation with employees. However, we expect care providers are continuing to provide services necessary to respond to COVID-19, so wouldn’t expect them to be furloughing staff.
Q: Can furloughed staff work in social care?
Yes, subject to the terms of their employment contracts. The guidance is clear that furloughed people can volunteer elsewhere, and we will be providing updated guidance to further clarify matters for furloughed people being employed elsewhere.

Q: Can staff be furloughed to do shielding?
It is up to employers to decide which staff to furlough. An employer can decide to do this for ‘shielding’ staff, but must take care to consider and ensure their decisions are consistent with existing discrimination and equality law.

Q: Can furloughed staff still work for their employer, even if just for a few hours or volunteering?
No, you cannot work or volunteer for the employer who has furloughed you.

28.03.20 – Letter of Thanks

A Letter of Thanks to social care workforce from Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Key Workers + Letter

We now have it in writing that those who work in social care, including those providing administrative support, are counted as Key Workers in the government’s guidance.

  • Guidance (19.3.20) for schools, colleges and local authorities on maintaining educational provision
  • Information (20.3.20)for parents and carers

This guidance and information makes it clear that key workers include staff delivering care and support, as well as those providing catering, cleaning, maintenance, transport, administration and other vital services that keep your organisation going.

We know from many of our members that schools had pre-empted this announcement, and were stipulating in their advice that both parents had to be key workers in order to be able to access this support. This is definitely NOT the case.

Key Worker Letter Evidence

The Care Provider Alliance, of which we are a part, have created a key worker evidence letter in response to the government’s inaction in resolving cases where social care care workers are not recognised as key workers. The first page explains how to use the template and adapt it for your organisation. The official guidance says that you should not need to prove key worker status and the government is holding to this line. We are aware that is very much not the experience on the ground.

26.3.20 Employees, Employers and Businesses

The guidance for employers, employees and businesses has been updated (26.3.20). The guidance encourages working from home where possible, protecting vulnerable employees and supporting infection prevention and control. The guidance also includes information about Statutory Sick Pay.

26.3.20 Access to Supermarkets for social care staff

NCF has worked with the Care Provider Alliance to create an open letter to supermarkets to call on them to treat social care workers in the same way they are treating NHS staff. You can read the letter on the CPA website. Please share and show to your local supermarket chains.

Sick Pay and workforce availability: guidance for commissioners

Guidance for local authority commissioners on alleviating pressures on care providers, including in relation to sick pay, backfill payments, workforce availability, DBS checks and deployment across different care setting.

25.3.20 Free Parking for Social Care and NHS Staff

The government has announced that Social Workers and NHS staff will be able to use on-street parking and council-run car parks for free for the duration of the crisis. NHS Trusts are also suspending parking charges for NHS staff.

Anthony Collins’ Briefings

Anthony Collins have created a number of e-briefings which can be accessed on their website. These are updated regularly.

Previous briefings have included;

MHCLG – Homelessness

We are aware that there will be concerns following the lockdown announcement for vulnerably housed people and those that are homeless, particularly those housed in hotels and hostels with no means feed themselves. MHCLG have issued some guidance on the businesses and premises that need to close (updated 27.3.20). Food can continue to be delivered but we are waiting to see if what will happen to day services. We will be raising this with the government.

Guidance has also been issued for those operating hostels or day centres:

  • Guidance for hostels or day centres for people rough sleeping – Updated 25.3.20
  • Guidance for accommodation providers – Updated 24.3.20

BBC tips to protect mental health

The BBC has some suggestions on how to protect your  mental health in the midst of COVID-19?

Resources from Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents  (ROSPA)

RoSPA has launched its Accident Free, Avoid A&E campaign.

The campaign has a simple message: Prevent accidents, Protect your family, Help the NHS.

They want to keep everyone injury free throughout the pandemic and social distancing measures, to ensure the country is easing pressure on our vital frontline health workers.

But, as more accidents happen at home than anywhere else (with 6,000 accidental deaths per year) and with more people spending more time at home now than ever before, they’ve got a lot of work to do.

They’ve developed a new information hub at www.rospa.com/AccidentFree, where everyone who is affected by social distancing measures – whatever their age and circumstances – can find information that is relevant to them.

They will also be sharing their resources, including videos, factsheets, infographics and more, across all of our social media channels using the hashtag #AccidentFreeAvoidAandE (see their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube accounts).

GENERAL

The RoSPA Accident Free, Avoid A&E campaign – prevent accidents, protect your family, and help the NHS and Care Workers. See www.rospa.com/AccidentFree for advice and resources for you and your family.

YOUNG CHILDREN

Children at home more often now schools are closed.

OLDER PEOPLE

Older people at home for long periods need to stay fit on their feet to avoid slips and trips – check out RoSPA advice and simple exercises.

 WORKING FROM HOME

Lack of supervision for young children while parents are working from home can be an accident waiting to happen.

This is a new space for registered managers to find resources, information and help with their mental health

Working with Lancashire Care Association, our conversations with registered managers across the country have shown that sometimes the pressures of the role can be overwhelming. And there are so many pressures – from keeping on top of mountainous paperwork, to dealing with grief when a client passes away, handling CQC inspections and generally being responsible for helping people to stay safe and well.

With all of this and more going on, it’s OK to admit if you’re not OK. Your mental health and wellbeing is an important part of you and your service performing at their best, and it deserves time and attention.

This sector is powered by its people – who are passionate, dedicated and skilled. We are here to help you look after yourself, to point you in the direction of support if you want it, and to make sure you know you are not alone.

Please explore the site, use the resources, and contact the support services listed.

Make Movement your Mission

Daily live videos from 23rd March to 20th April, to encourage everyone to move more frequently throughout the day for muscles, mind and wellbeing.

Live 10 minute movement snacks at 8am, noon and 4pm.  The Movement Mission is not aimed at age but rather movement, which means all generations can benefit.

The movement mission has innovative ideas on how to keep us moving and its’s really easy.

Come and join us.

#CORONANXIETY Support and Resources

During the coronavirus pandemic, we will be extending our helpline hours to provide additional support in the evenings until 10pm and over the weekend between 10am -8pm so that we can offer support to as many people as possible who need our help. (03444 775774).

You will find easy access to a range of information, resources and support for helping you understand how to deal with your anxiety during these difficult times while Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting on our lives.

#Coronanxiety webinars:

  • Self help reflexology for stress relief
  • Feeling Trapped and Claustrophobic
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Mental health and staying at home
  • Parental Anxiety
  • Perinatal anxiety

Significant reductions for Care Homes during health precautions

Pleasant scents have the ability to lift spirits, relax the mind and make accommodation a nicer place to live and work in.

To help create a calm and enjoyable atmosphere at care homes during this difficult time, AromaPrime have agreed to provide their new scent diffusers and a range of pleasant scent oils at a loss.

Easy and Safe Scent Diffusers
The Vortex Compact spreads your pleasant aromas up to 100 cubic metres, while the Vortex Pro spreads them up to 300 cubic metres. These diffusers are easy to use, with timing controls and even the ability to connect to air conditioning.

Appealing Scents
With specialist aromas like Jasmine, Orange Groves and even Apple Pie, our range of scents help to turn a stale space into one where residents will want to relax and staff will want to work.

To enquire, please call 01613272857 or email [email protected] Please get in touch soon, as stocks are limited.

National Mental Capacity Forum ‘Sharing Voices’ in Response to Covid 19

The Forum will be organising three webinar events, Chaired by Baroness Ilora Finlay of Llandaff.

  • 1 April 16:30 – 17:30
  • 28 April timings tbc
  • 3 June timings tbc

There will be presentations from Alex Ruck Keene, Chelle Farnan, Ros Taylor, Rachel Griffiths and group discussions.

This first webinar event will provide an opportunity for health and care workers to voice their concerns and share ‘on the ground’ experience in response to Covid 19.

To register for a place, Wednesday 1 April please visit https://essexuniversity.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7xWijKK2QLagjqryRDzyJg
Note: advance registration is required

This tab contains information about the different types of voluntary opportunities to support the care sector.

National Care Force

The National Care Force has been launched to support volunteering in the social care sector during the COVID-19 outbreak, and to help social care providers fill staff gaps.

Anyone can join as a volunteer, regardless of work background. They can apply for non-clinical work such as picking up shopping for those self-isolating, or providing in-home care such as cleaning and laundry. Social care providers, healthcare workers and volunteers across the UK are also able to register to use the platform.

Go to the website for more information.

NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. This programme has been set up by the government and is mainly geared towards the NHS but NCF hopes that some of the resources generated will also benefit the care and support sector.

You can encourage people to sign up here.

Training Video from Altura Learning

Altura Learning has produced a training video which explains the virus and symptoms of the disease. This course also provides practical demonstrations of hand hygiene, application and removal of PPE and practical strategies to help prepare and mitigate the impact of COVID-19.

If you are not currently a member of Altura Learning, they are pleased to offer access to the course for everyone in the social care sector. It is free of charge.

Members of Altura Learning can access this course via their normal access point of either the Altura Learning Portal, or Bridge LMS. There is also a members only Altura Evidence Assessment for the application and removal of PPE, and hand hygiene to support in staff assessment.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

COVID-19 Five Care Sector Survival Tips

Marr Procurement have created a a top tops document for social care providers worried they might go under due to the financial strain the current crisis is placing on the. You can read more on their 5 Tips for Survival page.

If you need any free advice during this time email their MD Christoph Marr – [email protected]

The Royal College of Nursing

RCN has created a visual hand washing guide which can be printed and placed by all handbasins to remind staff, residents and visitors how to wash hands effectively.

Details of expert RCN clinical guidance and additional RCN advice and resources can be found on the RCN website infection prevention and control pages.

COVID-19: Arts and creative resources for older people (and anyone else) in isolation

Information about creative initiatives and useful resources to support particularly older people in isolation and in care homes during the COVID-19 crisis. This is a work in progress.

Active Minds are offering support for Care Homes with 10% off

Coronavirus is having a big effect on many, and we’re very aware that Care Homes are finding this period of isolation particularly challenging. The well being of people with dementia is pivotal to us, so we want to support Care Homes in their huge efforts during this time.

 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

 

Helping families keep in touch during COVID-19

Finding ways to keep in touch with relatives and friends in care becomes all the more important.

Dementia UK and the Relatives & Residents Association have brought together ideas for relatives/friends, and for care staff, to help maintain these vital relationships.

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world.

Free space projects for kids (and adults) stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak

A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!

Chatterbox has created engaging resources which include simple, step by step instructions and tips on how to adapt them for individual needs. Here’s how to access them.

Join us for an online Cuppa

Looking after somebody who might be vulnerable to Coronavirus is really tough. Mobilise has created a resource for carers to come together for supportive chats to share practical tips and tricks, and sometimes just to vent. Click here for more information.

Audible have made hundreds of titles completely free to help during coronavirus crisis

Good news for those stuck at home in isolation: Audible is making hundreds of titles available for free during the coronavirus pandemic. These can be accessed here.

Portrait Gallery

Looking for creative ideas to entertain your children while the schools are closed? Download our free Playful Portraits activity book, inspired by the amazing sitters in our Collection.

Help needed to rescue UK’s old rainfall records

At a loss to know what to do with your self-isolation time?

Well, why not get on the computer and help with a giant weather digitisation effort?

The Rainfall Rescue Project is seeking volunteers to transfer all the data into online spreadsheets.

If you want to take part visit

Forum trustee Yo-Yo Ma launches #SongsOfComfort

If you want to listen to a couple of minutes of calming, reflective cello music – here is Forum trustee and Cultural Leader Yo-Yo Ma playing “Goin’ Home

Singer, Crystal Awardee and New Narratives Lab Fellow Angélique Kidjo has also joined in, and has sent us a recording of her song Kulumbu.

Dorset charity reads classic stories online during coronavirus crisis

With the current restrictions in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Prama’s Emma Longden has started reading a chapter at a time of classic novel The Railway Children by E.Nesbit

The initiative was set up to combat loneliness, especially for older people aged 70 and over, who have been instructed by the government to self-isolate at this time.

This page contains a number of resources to promote wellbeing in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

FREE Resources from NAPA

More resources being added all the time…

Royal Academy of Dance at Home

Beginners Ballet for Adults.

Join Royal Academy of Dance teacher and Silver Swans expert practitioner Sarah Platt as she brings her motivational ballet classes directly to you at home.

This is the first in a series of classes aimed at the over 55s, giving you the knowledge to unleash your inner dancer, with new sequences to learn and remember each week.

#KeepBritainSinging With Rock Choir!

Following the latest news surrounding the UK, isolation and Corona Virus (Covid-19), Rock Choir! will begin our LIVE daily 3pm sing-a-long led by a different Rock Choir Leader each day for all Rockies and the entire British public to engage with!

Join them every day for a feel-good, energising fun sing of a favourite well-known song either from the Rock Choir repertoire or as a request from anyone taking part!

Follow us on facebook.com/TheRockChoir to take part and enjoy the interaction as we engage the country and look after your well-being!

Daily structure is healthy so we will be there without fail for everyone until normal life resumes!

JOIN EVERYDAY at 3PM

Free fire safety advice line

Benfield Fire Safety is offering a free telephone advice service during these unprecedented times.

Should you need support and guidance on any aspect of care safety in your care setting, or the difficulties faced regarding fire safety within this current operating environment, then please do contact Benfield on: 0300 303 3277. Click here to read more.

Staying well when social distancing

We’ve created advice to support people who are undertaking social distancing and for families to support their children while schools are closed.

The government is advising everyone to adopt social distancing measures and most schools across the UK are now closed. The government has stated that if you have an underlying health condition(s) or if you are aged 70 or older, you need to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. The government has stated that if you have an underlying health condition(s) or if you are aged 70 or older, you need to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

It doesn’t matter if you are a parent with children or on your own, we know that during this period it’s really important that you look after your mental and emotional wellbeing as well as your physical health. Children especially will now be spending their days at home away from their usual routine, friends and activities. As parents/carers, you will inevitably be concerned about the effect this may have on your child’s development, physical and mental health, as well as your family’s wellbeing. This guide offers practical suggestions on how to help your children manage the next few weeks.

As occupational therapists, we are in a strong position to advise people on how to stay well while when social distancing. Indeed many people look to us for guidance and now is the time for us to step forward. We strongly urge you to use this guidance and share it with other occupational therapists, the people who access your services, their families, your colleagues and other health and care professionals on what they can do to help them cope with social distancing.

Social distancing advice – pdf.s to download

  • Guidance for parents who are socially distancing with children
  • Guidance for people who are socially distancing
  • Guidance for occupational therapists to continue CPD whilst social distancing

Free Webinar: Getting the most out of Microsoft Teams – 9 April

Date: 9 April from 2pm to 3:15pm – NEW DATE!

SIGN UP HERE

We want to do what we can to support our front line services during these difficult times. So, we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be running another free Microsoft Teams training webinar (and follow up sessions) to help NHS organisations, Fire Services, Police Forces and Local Authorities.

About this session:

If you or your organisation are new to Microsoft Teams, then please feel free to register for the webinar and online resources pack. We’ll show you how to get the most out of the software, so you can collaborate and communicate with your colleagues during these uncertain times.

If you’re too busy to attend, register anyway, and we’ll send you the recording and resources pack.

We’ll also be offering some free MS Teams live online training sessions for smaller groups of people to attend.

The Agenda

  • The benefits of MS Teams.
    Best practice around structuring teams and channels etc.
    How to encourage quick adoption across your team.
    Getting the most from online meetings & Planner.
    Desktop sharing, file sharing and collaboration.
    Video streaming.
    Main integrations and the lesser known features of Teams
    Free online resources

As well as the webinar, we’re giving you free access to our online MS Teams video tutorials and quick reference guide, all available through Premier IT’s Cortex learning system.

COVID-19: Managing the COVID-19 pandemic in care homes

The COVID-19 pandemic raises particular challenges for care home residents, their families and the staff that look after them. This guidance has been developed to help care home staff and NHS staff who work with them to support residents through the pandemic.

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