Organisational Risk Assessment:
Aspire’s Covid-19 Organisational Risk Assessment issue no. 28 updated 12 January 2022.
Please ensure that enhanced (full) PPE, including face masks and eye protection, is worn in accordance with our PPE – Guidance for Aspire Staff. This was updated on 3rd November to reflect the government’s latest guidance which requires all people working within, or visiting, care settings to wear a face mask, even where they are not symptomatic.
There is also guidance on how to put on/remove PPE and Public Heath England has produced a video training about the donning and doffing of PPE in social care settings.
Test and Trace:
The Test and Trace process started in England on 28th May 2020. Workplace guidance was issued on 27th May and, also published, was advice to possible contacts. Importantly, in this second piece of guidance, it is clear that the “guidance does not include health care workers and others working in health and social care settings, who should follow separate guidance“. Therefore, Aspire staff should continue to operate as had been the case before Test and Trace – within our existing risk assessment processes and existing guidance to staff.
Letters to Staff:
Copies of all Letters sent to staff during the pandemic can be found below:
More guidance has been shared by the government (2/4/20) about PPE usage. Tables 1, 2 and 4 seem to be the most relevant ones for our sector. There is a bit of a lag between the guidance issued on the 2nd and the guidance for those of us providing supporting living services. We will keep you posted as things become clearer, but at Aspire our interpretation of the guidance is that, face masks should be worn by staff when anyone in the household is symptomatic, not just on each interaction with the symptomatic person, and that masks can be worn for more than one interaction.
Poster highlighting the importance of supporting people to stay hydrated during isolation and the symptoms of dehydration.
Flyer explaining the additional support which is available from Specialist Palliative Care Community Services in Leeds during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aspire’s Organisational Risk Assessment – v.32 – updated 05 April 2022.
Script to support managers to collect the right information from staff affected by coronavirus (updated 14 Dec 2020).
V.2 of the red Visitors Poster. This instructs visitors not to enter the building if they are symptomatic for Covid-19. It also requires all visitors to wear a face mask, even where they are not symptomatic.
Protocol to be adopted in respect of all visitors to any building from which Aspire is delivering a service or operating.
Example of a CF50 for a member of staff who has tested positive for Covid-19.
Risk assessment form to be completed with/on behalf of the customers currently being provided with support by our supported living and respite services, who wish to visit, or be visited by, relatives/close ones in an outside space (as per revised government guidance, June 2020) .
The 9-step approach we will take when assessing whether currently shielding staff are able to return to work.
This Shielding Staff Workplace Assessment is for currently shielding members of staff to use as a guide to help them prepare for discussions with both their manager/member of HR and Occupational Health, before they can return to their workplace.
Template letter to currently shielding members of staff explaining the process for returning to the workplace from shielding following the government’s announcement that shielding will pause from 1st August 2020.
An illustrative guide from Public Health England about what PPE to wear and when.
Draft version of Risk Assessment for customers returning to a Covid-19 Secure Site (Bramley Day Service) v.31.07.2020
Aspires position to all staff in relation to foreign travel:
For Staff returning to the workplace having ended their self-isolation period before the end of the 10 full days.