Special thank you to our “resilient, resourceful” vaccinators

The Chief Executive has received a letter from Dr Linda Charles-Ozuzu, the North West Director of Commissioning, thanking vaccinators. Joe would like to share it with the team and all who’ve enabled our offer of jabs and boosters. The letter can be found on YourSpace.

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Thanks from the Prime Minister

added 15 December 2021

Read the full letter here

Government has announced that England will move to Plan B in response to the risks of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

This means:

  • From 10 December face coverings will be required by law in most indoor public places and on public transport. Face coverings should be worn in communal areas of universities, colleges and schools by staff, visitors and pupils or students in year 7 and above
  • From 13 December office workers who can work from home, should do so
  • From 15 December certain venues and events will be required by law to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption.

Also, you must:

  • Get tested and self-isolate if required. If you’re a contact of someone who may have been infected with the Omicron variant, you must self-isolate for 10 days, regardless of your age, vaccination status or any negative test results
  • If you haven’t already, get vaccinated
  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors - meeting outdoors is safer.

Additionally, from 7 December anyone aged 12 and over must show a negative PCR or lateral flow test result before travelling to England from abroad. You must take the test in the two days before you travel to England. You must also take a PCR test within two days of arriving and self-isolate until you get a negative test result, even if you’re fully vaccinated.

Home working

There is no change in instruction to Trust staff following the implementation of Plan B in relation to working from home. 

Working safely

It is at the discretion of employers as to how staff continue working safely. Home working is one way to do this and is Government advice for those who are able to do so. Workplaces can be made safe by following COVID-19 secure guidelines for those who need to be in the work environment. Your manager will discuss with you how you can work safely, and must make sure your workplace is safe.

Clinical colleagues and other staff who must attend their place of work to carry out their duties should continue to do so.

Colleagues who have been working remotely should agree with their line manager or clinical service manager the most appropriate location to work and effectively carry out their roles. Where there are any concerns or questions, please liaise with your manager. 

Service user and patient facing corporate colleagues, for example: Life Rooms, Safeguarding, Infection Prevention and Control must liaise with your line manager about working safely.

Corporate colleagues, for example: Finance, Workforce, IM, wherever practicable, should continue to home work. Remember to follow Trust guidance for your safety and wellbeing whilst home working. Managers will continue to work with colleagues who are unable to home work on the best solution to enable them to fulfil their roles.

Travel

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-list-of-countries-and-territories

Government has announced that individuals undertaking CQC regulated activities in England (all frontline NHS, private clinical settings and domiciliary care sector staff) will have to be fully vaccinated against COVID by 1 April 2022. Unvaccinated staff will need to have had their first dose by 3 February 2022, to have received their second dose by the deadline. https://yourspace.merseycare.nhs.uk/vaccine-updates