Scottish Government publish adult care homes visiting guidance

The Scottish Government has published guidance on the return of health and social care and other professionals / services to adult care homes.  The guidance also provides advice about residents leaving the care home for day or  overnight visits, group, communal activities and residential respite care during the pandemic.

The recommendation is that, from 7 September, non-essential services should be able to resume visiting residents in care homes.   This is provided relevant risk assessments have been undertaken by care homes and approved by the local Director of Public Health (or delegated representative). 

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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections

Press Release

The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections completed since the previous report submitted to Parliament on 19 August.

In order to robustly assess the arrangements put in place by care services to respond to the Covid-19 Pandemic, Care Inspectorate inspections place a particular focus on infection prevention and control, personal protective equipment and staffing in care settings.  

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Guidance on adult social care building-based day services

Further to  the letter from Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, and Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Children and Young People, of 3 August, published on the Scottish Government website, we would now like to draw your attention to the Guidance on adult social care building-based day services, published today.

In partnership with Shared Care Scotland, we have also produced an operational guide Back to Business - a guide for the reopening of day services for adults in Scotland

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Joint inspection report on services for children and young people in Midlothian

We have published our finding of a joint inspection of services for children and young people in Midlothian.

You can view the report here.


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Testing of staff – letter from the Scottish Government

The Scottish Government’s Interim Deputy Director for Health Performance and Delivery has issued a letter to all care home manages and chief executives about the testing of staff working in care homes.

You can read a copy of the letter here.

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