COVID-19 A D V I C E

NHS England updates

NHS England letter – re-opening of optical services (17th June): C0601_Reopening of optical services letter 17 June 2020

NHS England guidance and standard operating procedure: C0601_COVID19_OPTICAL_SOP v1 17 June 2020

Managing nosocomial infections NHS England update (11th June)

NHS England update: NHS England South West update – 8th June 2020 and risk assessment: NHS E risk assessment checklist

NHS test and trace: how is works here

Staff testing update (7th May) (symptomatic only): Staff testing – NHS England update

NHS England letter (1st April) here

SPECIFIC GUIDANCE ON COVID-19

Guidance for clinicians: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/

Optical setting guidance here

Guidance for employers: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/guidance-for-employers-and-businesses-on-covid-19

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) UPDATES

Public Health PPE guidance: T2_poster_Recommended_PPE_for_primary__outpatient__community_and_social_care_by_setting

Technical specifications for PPE (gov.uk) here and here

PPE supplies for optical practices here

OFNC STATEMENTS

OFNC statement – return to work letter (17th June): OFNC statement on return to work letter 17.06.20 final

OFNC statement – Financial support for GOS contractors in England (12th June): OFNC statement on support 12.06.20

OFNC statement – resumption of GOS in England (5th June): OFNC statement – resumption of GOS in England

Essential eyecare (27th May): OFNC statement on essential care 27.05.20

DEVON HOSPITAL EYE SERVICE INFORMATION

COVID-19 WEEU Update

COVID-19 update – REI

COVID-19 Torbay Eye Unit Update

ORGANISATIONAL UPDATES

College of Optometrists daily updates here 

FODO latest updates here

ABDO advice here

FODO COVID-19 framework for primary care providers here

College of Optometrists traffic light table here (how to adapt your working practices as we move through different phases of the pandemic)

General Optical Council updates here

GOC FAQs about COVID-19: GOC – COVID-19 FAQs (15th June 2020)

Spectacles and contact lenses guidance

Manufacturer guidance on frame cleaning here

Further guidance: ABDO guidance – spectacles and contact lenses

Domiciliary eyecare

Meeting the eyecare needs of shielding, isolating and domiciliary patients: DEC_COVID-19_guidance_final

How to work safely in domiciliary care in England here

Domiciliary eyecare during COVID-19 here

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