Safeguarding Children & Adults

Coronavirus spread fear of Sheffield carer who went untested

Coronavirus spread fear of Sheffield carer who went untested Alison Taylor has tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, despite never experiencing any symptoms A carer who was unable to be tested for coronavirus until July said she feared she may have spread the disease into care homes despite showing no symptoms. Alison Taylor, from Sheffield, recently tested positive for antibodies indicating she once had coronavirus. She now fears she may have worked while contagious and even visited her mother, who later died with suspected [...]

Coronavirus: Which face covering works best? Scientists test 14 masks – and find one actually increases risk of infection

Coronavirus: Which face covering works best? Scientists test 14 masks - and find one actually increases risk of infection. Researchers tested coverings ranging from the kind worn by healthcare professionals to neck fleeces and knitted masks. The masks featured in the study include a surgical mask (number 1) and a double-layer bandana (number 12) Scientists have tested 14 different types of face-covering and found that one of them actually increases the risk of coronavirus infection. Researchers at Duke University in North Carolina tested [...]

Coronavirus: Hinckley care home staff did not always wear masks

Coronavirus: Hinckley care home staff 'did not always wear masks'. Coronavirus pandemic GOOGLE - The Limes care home in Hinckley, Leicestershire, was rated inadequate and put into special measures by the Care Quality Commission. A care home where some staff did not wear face masks or wash their hands when in contact with residents has been placed in special measures. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) said it inspected The Limes in Hinckley, Leicestershire, in June after being contacted by whistleblowers. It found less than [...]

Meat alternatives and food subsidies could help ‘millions of people lose weight’

Meat alternatives and food subsidies could help 'millions of people lose weight' A report says that, before lockdown, 20 million people could not afford healthy food and the government must do more to help. The Demos report says too many people face 'significant barriers to eating healthy diets' Subsidies for healthy food, plain packaging for unhealthy food, and more research into meat alternatives could help the UK's obesity crisis, according to a new report. The report - Turning The Tables - by social [...]

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases ‘carry same amount of virus’

Coronavirus: Asymptomatic cases 'carry same amount of virus'. Coronavirus pandemic GETTY IMAGES People with symptomless Covid-19 can carry as much of the virus as those with symptoms, a South Korean study has suggested. South Korea was able to identify and isolate asymptomatic cases through mass testing as early as the start of March. There is mounting evidence these cases represent a considerable proportion of coronavirus infections. But the researchers weren't able to say how much these people actually passed the virus on. People with a positive [...]