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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To ensure that we can support service areas placed under additional demand at this time, we have taken the decision to postpone all learning events that require staff attendance with immediate effect. This position will continue to be monitored based on the advice received from Government.

All our resources are now focused on supporting colleagues with any essential operational skills for critical services.

We will continue to communicate arrangements via our pages, and we encourage colleagues to take advantage of e-learning as part of any revised working arrangements they may be required to do. The application system for learning and development is temporarily unavailable for all new applications until further notice. 

Visit our Coronavirus guidance page to keep up to date with the latest information and advice for staff. For the latest guidance and updates to services for residents, please visit the Newsroom. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


There is currently no requirement for staff to wear additional PPE in the office.

This will be continually reviewed and revised in line with government recommendations. The current Government advice is that the wearing of Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is only required in medical environments and other settings where care is being provided for people who either have symptoms, have been tested positive or medically diagnosed with Coronavirus, and staff cannot maintain adequate social distancing when providing care or other interventions.

Specific risk assessments will be required for those staff working outside an office environment such as depot settings, construction, catering and social care. The requirement for PPE will be identified as part of the risk assessment that your manager will complete .

Please click on PPE for Care if you work in Social Care

Page updated: 16/06/2020 13:48:53