The government announced today revised plans to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May in a manner consistent with the current measures to contain the spread of coronavirus, allowing members of the public to remember and give thanks to the Second World War generation from the safety of their own homes.
Details of the VE Day Programme, with details of how to take part and including VE Day related educational resources, aimed at Key Stages 2, 3 & 4, exploring the significance of VE Day resources. Everyone is asked to promote these and use the opportunity to say thank you to all those who served and made so many sacrifices, both at home and abroad; encourage communities to join in online; and promote the #VEDay75 hashtag when sharing activities online via social media.
Event organisers and individuals should continue to follow the latest government guidelines on mass gatherings and social distancing. Updates will continue to be posted on gov.uk website.
Public Health England has published a document on the use of Personal Protective Equitment (PPE) for care workers delivering homecare. The document also explains how PPE guidance applies to the homecare setting and includes an FAQ and case studies.
On Monday the Department for Health and Social Care announced a new life assurance scheme new life assurance scheme for frontline health and care workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The scheme recognises the increased risk faced by staff during the crisis and will cover coronavirus related deaths of workers in frontline health and adult and children’s social care roles during the outbreak.
Under the scheme, bereaved family members will receive a £60,000 lump sum worth roughly twice the average pensionable pay for NHS staff, with the cost being met by the government. This will cover full, part-time or locum NHS and public health workers, including GPs, dentists, retired staff and second and final year students taking up paid frontline roles.