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COVID-19 Information for Day Centres

Government Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities

Guidance for those managing community centres, village halls and other community facilities on safely re-opening multi-purpose buildings.

Guidance for the Management of Medicines in Social Care Establishments

Guidance for the Management of Medicines in Social Care Establishments

This document provides procedural guidance on managing medicines, primarily within care homes, but the principles can be applied to any social care settings where medications are ordered, stored and administered e.g. day services.

It has been developed to help service providers meet the requirements of current legislation, the Care Quality Commissions (CQC) five key questions and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on Managing Medicines in Care Homes (SC1). It also includes learning from medication incidents that have occurred and interpretation of common scenarios that staff may face when dealing with medication.

Kings College London: Practical guidance for safely re-opening day centres

Kings College London has produced a useful document to support managers and staff to plan and safely re-open adult day centres. Read the guidance here

National Institute for Health Research: Helping Adult Day Centres to Unlock Lockdown

The National Institute for Health Research have produced a 2 part briefing paper aimed at day centre providers. 

The COVID-19, or Coronavirus, pandemic and the lockdown of society from March 2020 were unprecedented. Most day centres closed to regular users. The document aims to support day centre providers in the journey into a ‘new normal’ after the lockdown.

SCiE: Delivering Safe, Face to Face, Adult Day Care

SCiE Delivering Safe, Face to Face, Adult Day Care: As the restrictions of lockdown are eased, this guide aims to support you, day care managers, social workers, commissioners and providers, to restart or continue activities. It is focused on community-based day services, day centres (with and without personal care), including specialised day centre environments, and those with outdoor spaces.

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