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COVID-19 (Coronavirus info)

Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

COVID-19: Staff Redeployed to work in Facilities

The following short programme of learning will help you to prepare for working within facilities.

The programme is comprised of,

  • essential LearnPro modules
  • key PowerPoint presentations
  • information about role and location-specific support


Essential LearnPro modules (and follow-up requirements)

To log on to LearnPro, please follow this link -

In addition to the 9 core statutory and mandatory modules you must also complete,

  • GGC: 057 HCSW Code of Conduct
  • GGC: 061 Management of Needlestick & Similar Injuries
  • GGC: Falls Prevention Training (comprised of 5 modules)
  • GGC: 221 Bedrails

A manual handling assessment will be carried out in the workplace by your supervisor. These pages outline the Moving and Handling assessment approach within NHSGGC.

Correct use of Personal  Protective Equipment (PPE) and relevant Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulation guidance will also be provided locally via your supervisor.

Supplementary skin health guidance (for your protection) is available here.


Key PowerPoint presentations

Please view these presentations and note any questions you may have for discussion with the local supervisor.

A Positive Working Environment (Dignity at Work)

NHS GGC is committed to creating a work environment which is free of bullying, harassment and victimisation and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. This presentation highlights all policies that are in place within the organisation to ensure this happens.

Falls Awareness

We  train our employees on how they can avoid slips and trips but we also need to see how we can help reduce falls for patients and advise what do if you find a patient who has fallen. This presentation gives some guidance on how we can help to reduce this.

Social Media Policy

This presentation highlights the do’s and don’ts of personal use of social media.

Health and Safety Toolbox

Toolbox Talks are an important way to communicate key Health and Safety messages to our staff – this presentation covers some key elements of H&S management within a health care setting.


Role and location-specific support

You will be buddied with an existing member of staff and a supervisor will train you on the practical elements of the job that you will be undertaking, i.e. domestic, catering or portering.  You will remain with the buddy until the supervisor is comfortable that the you have been fully trained and are competent in all elements of the role. Uniform will be provided and ID badge will be updated to reflect the role you are undertaking.

Local guidance and training will also be provided in relation to,

  • specific COVID-19 information
  • isolation cleans / terminal cleans
  • patient movement


Additional information and guidance

General disinfecting guidance

Dealing with blood spills

Skin health guidance (further direction will be provided by your local supervisor)

How to put on gloves


If you have an Elementary Food Hygiene Certificate you would be able to work within the catering services.  Please provide a copy of the certificate if appropriate.

A LearnPro certificate will be required in order to evidence that you have completed all statutory and mandatory training online. You will also be asked to complete an additional sign off to confirm that you have viewed the presentations on HR Connect.

Last Updated: 31 December 2021