Coronavirus

The latest updates, news and guidance on how the coronavirus pandemic is impacting on social work and social workers.
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Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Temporary’ social workers must cease practising or rejoin register by end of September

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Adults, Coronavirus

Government failure to consider risks of asymptomatic Covid spread in care homes was unlawful, rules court

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Government Covid funding for adult social care ends

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Social care honours colleagues lost to Covid

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Temporarily registered social workers urged to restore full registration to remain in practice

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Children, Coronavirus

‘Gains for care leavers must not be lost post-pandemic’

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Javid signals end to mandatory vaccination of social care staff

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Children, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Relational practice helping keep numbers entering care below long-term average, claim councils

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Coronavirus, Workforce

Two-thirds of social workers experiencing deteriorating mental health because of work, finds survey

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Omicron infections in wider workforce ‘adding pressure’ to ‘exhausted’ social workers

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

‘Grim, difficult and relentless’: stark social care staffing pressures revealed in latest data

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Omicron: councils given discretion on spending £60m adult social care fund to ensure speedy use

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Coronavirus, Workforce

How are you coping with working through Covid?

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Adults, Coronavirus, Workforce

Mandatory vaccination enforced in care homes amid mounting staff gaps and job loss warnings

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Coronavirus, Social work leaders, Workforce

Mandatory CPD or ASYE boost needed to tackle Covid impact on social work education, finds study

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Adults, Coronavirus, Social work leaders

Covid sees end to year-on-year fall in adults receiving long-term care

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