COVID-19 - updated guidance and resources
You will no doubt be acutely aware of the increasing daily cases of COVID-19. To help practice teams prepare for the ongoing outbreak, the DHSC yesterday released updated guidance which you can access here.
In an announcement submitted on 5th March, NHS England’s Medical Director for Primary Care, Nikita Kanani outlined that COVID kits were being prepared and issued this week.
There have also been a series of SOPs developed which should be followed, they can be accessed here
There is also a public information poster available to download.
Additionally, wholesalers have received their the first stocks of fluid resistant face masks from the national reserve - SURGICAL MASK TYPE IIR BWM028 50 (PIPCODE 6762546), supplies will be limited and current guidance is that they should only be used in the event of an infected/suspected person entering the practice.
We will endeavour to keep you updated with relevant information and alerts as and when necessary.