Could there be a COVID-19 second wave? Is your home care agency prepared?

Boris Johnson recently announced the message we’ve all been waiting for. Restrictions are easing across the UK with bars and restaurants set to open from July 4th, and children expected to return to schools in September. Those who are shielding are also allowed to meet with others, outside, in groups of six.

But, with restrictions lifting are we more at risk of a second wave? You can read more about the likelihood of a second wave and what a second wave actually means here, in an article from the BBC.

If a second wave is on the cards, now is the time to make sure your home care agency is prepared. Rather than relaxing, it’s never been more important to step up your protocols, monitoring, guidance and infection control strategies. We’ll talk about a few ways to do this in this post, in our COVID-19 Content Hub, so you can be ready for whatever’s next.

Here's a summary of the key points in the post. For more detail, click here.

Get set for the return of CQC inspections
Use this time to create detailed reports
Implement a digital system
Update your policies and plans
Review (or create) your emergency staffing plan
Assess your PPE stock levels
Keep on top of best practices and hygiene 
Look after your staff mental health

Whilst we’re all hoping a second wave won’t happen, it’s important to be in control and ensure you have the right procedures in place in case of a second, potentially bigger outbreak. 

If you need help with going digital, you can reach out to our team who would be happy to talk you through the options.

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