We are all on a steep learning curve around Coronavirus (COVID19) and helpful material is being produced by governments and agencies globally. We will keep this page updated with official advice and guidance, along with other resources to support you, your patients and your community. If there are any resources you have found particularly helpful, let us know and we can add them to this list.
Please take care good care of yourselves.
ADVICE AROUND CARING FOR OTHERS
Scottish Government – What you need to know
Updates on symptoms, advice, and current data on the spread of coronavirus.
Scottish Government (CNO) – Latest guidance for nursing and community health staff
Scottish Government – Care Homes and Residential Care Workers
Clinical advice to support those working with adults in long term care such as residents of nursing home and residential care settings.
Scottish Government – Social or community care and residential settings (version 1.6)
Scottish Government – Home Care/Sheltered Housing
Clinical guidance for the management of clients accessing care at home, housing support and sheltered housing
Scottish Govermnent – Homelessness guidance
Scottish Govermnent – Ethical advice and support
Scottish Govermnent – Student support guidance
UK Government – Residential care, supported living and home care guidance
Guidance for those working in these key areas.
NHS UK – General Guidance
General advice around the virus.
NHS Inform – Latest Guidance
Compilation of guidance from across Scotland and the UK on different areas, for example staying at home, social distancing, general guidance and importantly, guidance for healthcare professionals.
NES – Covid 19
Guidance for practitioners
Health Protection Scotland – Latest comprehensive guidance for professionals
Health Protection Scotland – COVID-19 compendium (updated daily)
WHO – Coronavirus Home
Coronavirus homepage on WHO, contains latest from around the world, situation updates and how to stay safe
Scottish Women’s Aid – Coronavirus Statement
Age Scotland– Coronavirus advice and resources
British Geriatrics Society – Coronavirus UK & international
Homeless Network Scotland – coronavirus concerns and advice
Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care – Latest advice and information
Effective Communication for Healthcare – Advice for professionals
Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland – Children’s rights/policy and COVID-19
Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems – Advice during this pandemic about heavy drinkers:
Scottish Drugs Forum – Coronavirus information related to drug users
Enquire (Scotland) – Coronavirus and additional support for learning
CELSIS (Scotland) – Information on children’s care and protection
Scottish Commission on Learning Disabilities – Coronavirus information and advice
Mental Welfare Commission Scotland – Advice and statements on COVID-19
Scottish Refugee Council – Coronavirus concerns and statements – https://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/covid-19/
Who Cares Scotland – Covid-19 Statement
Advice for the Care experienced community
Palliative Care – Palliative and End of Life Care Community Services during COVID-19 Pandemic
Two sets of guidelines to support professionals in the provision of care to patients who are approaching the end of life during the current Covid-19 outbreak
EC4h – Planning for Care, death and dying
Effective communication for professionals – talking with people and families about planning care, death and dying –
Royal College of Midwives – Information and advice on COVID-19 and pregnancy/antenatal concerns
ADVICE AROUND PPE
Scottish Government – PPE guidance
For health and social care workers. It includes details of when higher level protective equipment is necessary for clinicians and the appropriate equipment for community settings.
Department of Health & Social Care – Facemasks
The Dept has clarified that WHO recommends the use of FFP2 masks but the UK guidance goes further, recommending FFP3 masks. It says the FFP2 masks are safe to use “if needed” but there “is good stock of FFP3 masks in the UK”. The updated guidance also recommends patient use of facemasks.
RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOUR WELLBEING
MIND – Coronavirus and you
Series of documents which will help you, or your patients, with any anxious or stressful feelings.
RCN – Time and Space
Mindfulness videos to help with your wellbeing, containing practical tips for you to put into practice.
Action for Happiness – Coping Calendar
Daily tips to stay calm, stay wise and be kind.
SAMH – Your Mental Wellbeing
Resources to help your mental wellbeing