COVID-19
A collection of resources from various organisations throughout the pandemic

LSCP Information Bulletins

LSCP Information Bulletin - One

Included in this first information bulletin is a breakdown of COVID-19 from the World Health Organisation (WHO).


LSCP Information Bulletin - Two

Our second information bulletin details a number of Food and Nutrition tips for those who are self-quarantining from the World Health Organisation.


LSCP Information Bulletin - Three

COVID-19 – Transmission characteristics and principles of infection prevention and control, updated 02/04/2020


LSCP Information Bulletin - Four

COVID-19 – personal protective equipment (PPE), updated 02/04/2020


LSCP Information Bulletin - Five

COVID-19: interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks from CQC


LSCP Information Bulletin - Six

Included in this LSCP information bulletin are details on a number of FREE training sessions from the World Health Organisation around COVID-19 and Infection Control.

NHS England

NHS England - Responding to COVID-19: Mental Health, Learning Disabilties and Autism - Update Two

This is the second in a series of updates to share information on COVID-19 with chief executives of mental health trusts and other mental health service providers, including the independent and third sectors, as well as regional teams and local colleagues.

NHS England - Managing capacity and demand within inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities and autism services for all ages

This guidance has been produced by the national NHS England and NHS Improvement Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Autism and Specialised Commissioning COVID-19 Response Cell.


Public Health England

Public Health England - COVID-19: Guidance on Homecare

Public Health England - COVID-19: Guidance for Supported Living

Public Health England - COVID-19: Guidance for Residential Care Provision


Public Health England - Responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care


Public Health England - When to use a surgical mask or FFP3 respirator

Best Practice Guides

How to Hand Rub and How to Hand Wash

Public Health England

COVID 19 - Safe ways of working , visual guide to safe PPE


Public Health England - Recommended PPE
Public Health England have created four documents with recommendations and what PPE should be used and when.

These guides relate to the following;

1. Healthcare workers by secondary care inpatient clinical setting, NHS and independent sector.

2. Primary, outpatient and community care by setting, NHS and independent sector.

3. For ambulance staff, paramedics, first responders, otherpatient transport services and pharmacy staff.

4. Additional recommendations for COVID-19.

Public Health England - Donning, Removal and Disposal of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Public Health England have created two videos on the correct donning, removing and disposal of PPE

This video shows how to safely don (put on) the PPS for Aerosol Generating Procedures (APGs) specific to COVID-19.

This video shows how to safely doff (or remove) the PPS for Aerosol Generating Procedures (APGs) specific to COVID-19.

World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation - Rational use of personal protective equipement (PPE) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and considerations during severe shortages

This document summarizes WHO’s recommendations for the rational use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in health care and home care settings, as well as during the handling of cargo; it also assesses the current disruption of the global supply chain and considerations for decision making during severe shortages of PPE.

Free Training from World Health Organisation

Clinical Care Severe Acute Respiratory Infection

This course includes content on clinical management of patients with a severe acute respiratory infection. It is intended for clinicians who are working in intensive care units (ICUs) in low and middle-income countries and managing adult and pediatric patients with severe forms of acute respiratory infection (SARI), including severe pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and septic shock. It is a hands-on practical guide to be used by health care professionals involved in clinical care management during outbreaks of influenza virus (seasonal) human infection due avian influenza virus (H5N1, H7N9), MERS-CoV, COVID-19 or other emerging respiratory viral epidemics.

Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19)

This course provides information on what facilities should be doing to be prepared to respond to a case of an emerging respiratory virus such as the novel coronavirus, how to identify a care once it occurs, and how to properly implement IPC measures to ensure these is no further transmission to HCW or to other patients and others in the healthcare facility.

This training is intended for healthcare workers and public health professionals as it is focused on infection prevention and control.

Introduction to emergency respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (COVID-19) was identified in 2019 in Wuhan, China. This is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.

This course provides a general introduction to COVID-19 and emerging respiratory viruses and is intended for public health professionals, incident managers and personnel working for the United Nations, international organisations and NGOs.


Dept. of Health and Social Care

Employer referral portal for testing essential workers for COVID-19

The employer referral portal allows employers to refer essential workers who are self-isolating either because they or member(s) of their household have coronavirus symptoms, for testing. It is a secure portal for employers to use to upload the full list of names and contact details of self-isolating essential workers.

If referred through this portal, essential workers will receive a text message with a unique invitation code to book a test for themselves (if symptomatic) or their symptomatic household member(s) at a regional testing site.

In order to obtain a login, employers of essential workers should email portalservicedesk@dhsc.gov.uk with

- organisation name
- nature of the organisation’s business
- region
- names (where possible) and email addresses of the 2 users who will load essential worker contact details

Once employer details have been verified, 2 login credentials will be issued for the employer referral portal.

Department of Health and Social Care - How to take a coronavirus self-test swab

Dr Amir Khan shows you how to self-administer a swab test for coronavirus. It’s a simple nasal and throat swab (this is different to the nasopharyngeal swab test). This is for the self-test kits in the UK – exact models may vary. Please always follow the written instructions provided with your kit. Please register your kit online per the instructions in your kit – otherwise you may not get your results.

Department of Health and Social Care - Visiting a regional test site for your coronavirus test (essential workers)

Find out about visiting a Regional Test Site in this animated walk-through of the process. We are making coronavirus tests available to more people. For the latest guidance, please see: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-get-tested

Department of Health and Social Care - Admission and Care of residents during COVID-19 Incident in Care Home

Care homes have a vital role to play in the UK, especially during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. DoHSC want to make sure you and your staff can continue to care for some of the most vulnerable in our society. With your help, we can help keep them safe and cared for.


Other Resources

FREE CPD session on COVID-19

Martin Kiernan (presenter) has worked in the field of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) for 30 years, most recently in the NHS as Nurse Consultant in Infection Prevention at the Trust. He has Masters Degrees in both Public Health and Clinical Research. He is also a visiting Clinical Fellow at the Richard Wells Research Centre, University of West London. Martin has been involved with many government initiatives, IPC groups and advisory boards including the Department of Health (England) Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-associated Infection (ARHAI) and is a past president of the UK Infection Prevention Society.

COVID Symptom Tracker

The COVID Symptom Tracker was designed by doctors and scientists at King's College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a health science company. By using this app you're contributing to advance vital research on COVID-19. The app will be used to study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. This research is led by Dr Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London and director of TwinsUK a scientific study of 15,000 identical and non-identical twins, which has been running for nearly three decades.

NICE Rapid Guidelines

NICE have produced rapid guidelines around COVID-19 and the following;

1. Managing suspected or confirmed pneumonia in adults in the community

2. Severe Asthma

3. Rheumatological autoimmune inflammatory and metabolic bone disorders

Skills for Health - Free Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness Course

Skills for Health are providing a free online resource for those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19 (Coronavirus), symptoms, infection prevention, investigation, guidance and support.

CQC Registration with CQC and changes to statement of purpose during COVID-19

An update for providers of health and social care on the development of a COVID-19 registration framework.

COVID-19: Free-of-charge DBS applications and fast-track Barred List check service

Guidance from GOV.UK around free-of-charge applications and the new fast-track Barred List check service, in response to COVID-19.

Growth Platform - Business Advice COVID-19

In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, the Growth Platform have compiled a suite of resources and support for businesses and employers in Liverpool City Region who are affected.

COVID-19 Symptom Chart

A simple chart to help you when determining if your symptoms are a cold, flu or COVID-19.