Issue details

Decision to approve the Adult Social Care infection control and testing fund (Round 5) to be paid from the council’s allocation, including the discretionary element and Vaccines Allocation to care homes and the care and community sector across Heref

Due to the success of the extended Infection Control and Testing Fund in supporting care providers to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, this fund has been extended until 31 March 2022, with an extra £388 million of funding to support the care sector to put in place crucial measures over the winter period. This brings the total ring-fenced funding for infection prevention and control to almost £1.75 billion and support for testing to almost £523 million in care settings. The council’s allocation is (£1,671,681.00.)
The purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers (including those with whom the local authority does not have a contract) to:
1.Reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission within and between care settings through effective infection prevention and control practices and increase COVID-19 and flu vaccine uptake among staff
2.Conduct testing of staff and visitors in care settings to identify and isolate positive cases, and in order to enable close contact visiting where possible.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2021

Decision due: 18 November 2021 by Acting director of adults and communities

Contact: Paul Smith, Acting Director for Adults and Communities Email: Tel: 01432 261693.