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COVID-19 Support - Care Home Resource Centre

COVID-19 Support Panel

COVID-19 support information, advice and resources specifically for care homes and nursing homes in Plymouth

If you have any questions for Plymouth City Council's QAIT Team, email qualityassurance& 


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Free PPE Extended until 31 March 2024 

Please continue to order through the portal 

For more information, please follow the link: Free personal protective equipment (PPE) scheme - GOV.UK (

Updated 18 January


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The National Infection Prevention & Control Manual for England

The manual outlines 10 standard precautions to be used by all staff, in all care settings, at all times and for all patients

Please find the document here:

NHS England ยป National infection prevention and control manual (NIPCM) for England

Updated 10 January


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FREE Preventing Infection Workbook: Guidance for Care Home Staff

These workbooks provide:

  • Latest national guidance
  • Evidence-based information
  • 18 topics including the 10 Standard infection control precautions, Aseptic technique, Specimen collection, Preventing a UTI, Urinary catheter care, Viral gastroenteritis/Norovirus, Clostridioides difficile, MRSA and MRGNB
  • Each topic includes a 'test your knowledge' section

When 100% competency has been achieved, managers sign the 'Certificate of completion' at the end of the Workbook, providing evidence for CQC compliance

The Workbook is kept by the member of staff as part of their portfolio of evidence of learning and can be used as a reference guide for day-to-day working

If you would like to order these for your care home, please contact including:

  • the number of staff in your home and
  • the address of the home (including named contact)

The workbook will be posted free of charge - one workbook per patient-facing staff member

Updated 10 January


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Vital Infection Prevention Control & Winter Readiness Resource Pack

Essential resources available from UKHSA - please click on the link below to access

UKHSA Care Home and Residential Care Guidance - South West Councils (

Updated 10 January


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Order COVID-19 test kits

Please make sure you have enough test kits, in case of an outbreak

To order more, please use the GOV.UK website and enter your unique organisation number

Order coronavirus (COVID-19) tests for your organisation - GOV.UK

Updated 10 January


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