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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.

Staffing arrangements and management

Health Protection Scotland has issued a number of guidance documents for care home staff and you should access them regularly to ensure you are looking at the most up to date information.

Health Protection Scotland guidance sets out responsibilities for care home staff:  Staff Cohorting (working in de...

Health Protection Scotland guidance sets out responsibilities for care home staff: 

  • Staff Cohorting (working in dedicated teams
  • Minimise external staff
  • Enabling staff to follow key measures described in this guidance to prevent viral spread
  • Staff who have contact with a case of COVID-19 at work
  • Staff Testing 6
  • Management of PCR test positive staff through weekly screening programme
  • Delayed exclusion of PCR test positive Care Home Workers for those identified through weekly screening
  •  Staff who have recovered from COVID-19
  • Staff who have been identified as a ‘close contact’
  • New staff in the care home (including replacement of excluded staff)

Section 15 of the guidance on staffing covers: If you come into contact with a COVID-19 individual while not weari...

Section 15 of the guidance on staffing covers:

  • If you come into contact with a COVID-19 individual while not wearing PPE you can remain at work. This is because in most instances this will be a short-lived exposure, unlike exposure in a household setting that is ongoing.
  • There should be an individual risk assessment completed based on the specific circumstances, for example staff who are vulnerable should be carefully assessed when assigning duties, and where a possible or confirmed COVID-19 case is present in a facility, efforts should be made to cohort staff caring for that person. You can get further advice on this from the Health Protection Team.
  • You should watch out for respiratory symptoms during the incubation period which can be up to 14 days following your last exposure to a possible/confirmed case of COVID-19

Section 14 of the guidance on staff uniform covers:  Whether or not you wear a uniform, the clothes you were wearing...

Section 14 of the guidance on staff uniform covers: 

Whether or not you wear a uniform, the clothes you were wearing at work should be washed at the highest temperature the fabric will allow, tumble or air dried and ironed.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS also have produced a leaflet on Advice for Carers Taking Clothes Home (pdf).

NHS Inform provides you with information on your health or people you are caring for. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Sec...

NHS Inform provides you with information on your health or people you are caring for.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Section includes:

  • Latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households 
  • Further information, including the list of underlying health conditions that make people extremely vulnerable
  • If you are unsure if you are at an increased risk you should seek advice from your GP.
Last Updated: 27 January 2021