Entries by Richard Smith

Updated Guidance on PPE

Updated Policy regarding the use of PPE Over the weekend there have been some changes to the recommended use of PPE in the UK’s effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus. Public Health England (PHE) has worked with NHS England and NHS Improvement, and the Devolved Administrations to review the UK’s […]

Service Update

With the whole of the UK in lock down, Way Ahead Care, like all social care providers, continue our work in supporting the vulnerable living in the community. We are able to do this due to the dedicated care & support staff that we employ. However, they too are susceptible to coronavirus. At the start […]

The use of face masks

We are getting more and more enquiries and concerns as to why our staff are not wearing masks while providing care. Like all care providers, we are following the guidance from Central Government and the Department of Health. Since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak the guidance has been clear, only two types of people […]

Links to Government Guidance

We are working hard to keep up to day with all the new guidance being published in response to the UK’s effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 Here are a number of useful links you maybe interested in, which we are working with to ensure that we continue to keep our staff and service […]

School Closures – For our Staff

After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice except for children of key workers and vulnerable children, as part of the country’s ongoing response to coronavirus. It has now been officially confirmed that Health & Social Care staff come under the ‘Key Worker’ definition. However this is not […]

Self-isolation & Sick Pay – guidance for our staff

We are all being inundated with information currently but we thought this could be useful to our staff. Staff will receive any Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) due to them if they need to self-isolate because they have coronavirus they have coronavirus symptoms, for example a high temperature or new continuous cough someone in their household […]

Coronavirus Planning Update

As the UK now enters into the ‘Delay’ phase of tackling the Coronavirus Pandemic we feel that this is an opportune time to update you in how Way Ahead Care is continuing with its plans on tackling this challenging time. At the time of writing this, Somerset has only 1 confirmed case of the virus […]

Coronavirus Planning

There are further cases of Coronavirus, or COVID 19, being confirmed throughout the Country. Although at the time of writing there are only 2 confirmed cases in Somerset, and no cases to date in Bath. Way Ahead Care is receiving constant updates, every day, providing us with information and guidance as to how best manage […]