Essentials of Safe Care: COVID-19 Resources

The resources on this page are designed to support staff in health and social care to deliver safe care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Compendium of guidance and information in relation to COVID-19, Care Inspectorate.
The compendium focuses on the information that is most relevant to the operation and delivery of regulated care services.

Conversation and action guide to support staff wellbeing and joy in work during and after COVID, Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI).
This guide, which builds on the IHI Framework for Improving Joy in Work, includes actionable ideas that leaders can quickly test during the coronavirus response, and which can build the longer-term foundation to sustain joy in work for the health care workforce. N.B. IHI login required.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): hospital visiting guidance, Scottish Government.
Enabling family support for people in hospital in Scotland.

COVID-19 Compendium, NHS National Services Scotland and ARHAI Scotland.
The COVID-19 Compendium contains links to current national and international policy, guidance and resources on COVID-19 from key organisations.

COVID-19 guides for social service workers, Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC).
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SSSC developed a suite of guides on themes including: facilitating hospital discharge, leading in a crisis, support with death, dying and bereavement during COVID-19, workforce support and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Engaging Differently, Community Engagement, Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
This page provides a range of resources to support meaningful, feasible community engagement during the pandemic.

Open with care - supporting meaningful contact in care homes: guidance,, Scottish Government, February 2021.
Guidance to support resumption of meaningful contact between adult care home residents and their loved ones.