Flu and Winter 2020-21

Flu and Winter

The winter of 2020/21 is set to be an exceptionally challenging one for care providers. The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing. At the same time, the 'routine' winter pressures - including flu, staff sickness and increased demand for services - will return.

Guidance for GPs to access extra flu vaccines as part of expanded vaccination programme – press release 09.10.2020

Flu immunisation for social care staff - promotional material

Leaflets for social care staff to support the annual flu programme available to download here. updated 28.10.2020

The Care Provider Alliance (CPA) produced a briefing and related template letter re proof of employment status. Click here to download template flu letter and briefing

Adult Social Care: COVID-19 Winter plan 2020/21 - 18 September 2020

Government plan sets out national support and actions for local authorities, NHS, and social care providers. Read the Winter Plan 2020/21

Care England Winter Plan Summary
Care England members can find a summary of the latest DHSC Winter Plan in the Member's Area. 

Care England members can request login details by sending email to info@careengland.org.uk 

National flu immunisation programme for 2020 to 2021

Free resources to promote flu vaccination to care staff 
Access posters, leaflets, and presentations to promote take up amongst care workers. #Ivehadmyflujab

Flu immunisation training recommendations - guidance (published 5 August 2020)

Guidance on flu immunisation training to support healthcare professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Public Health England (PHE) have examined the National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training and consulted with experienced trainers. This document sets out recommendations for flu immunisation training for the 2020 to 2021 flu season. It describes what flu immunisers need to know and various ways in which they can obtain training. 

“I’ve had my flu jab” health and social care worker flu vaccination campaign delivered by Public Health England (PHE).

“I’ve had my flu jab” continues last year’s shield motif to emphasise the protective benefit of the flu vaccination and message “Protects You, Your family and patients from the flu, You can give the flu to your family and patients without having any symptoms. Protect those close to you.” to encourage the uptake of flu vaccinations by health and social care workers.

This year there are free print materials as well as digital resources to social care organisations, the materials will feature the CARE logo and will be part of a comms toolkit including posters, stickers and leaflets that can be ordered and social media and other resources that can be downloaded from the Health and Social Care Workers Flu Immunisation and used and adapted to suit local need.

There are a range of digital resources available for download:

1. Comms toolkit including brand guidelines
2. HSCW presentation
3. Editable files
4. Social assets of the following health and social care workers for Twitter, Facebook and Instagram:
      • Doctor
      • Nurse
      • Mental Health Nurse
      • Porter
      • Paramedic
      • Social Worker
      • Community Health Worker
5. Case Studies
6. Screen Savers
7. E-signature

Flu Vaccination Webinar and presentation slides are now available to download from the campaign resource centre at Health and Social Care Workers Flu Immunisation.