PCA(O)2021(10)

Here you can find the most recent PCA, issued today, 1st September 2021. This letter advises on the following: new physical distancing requirements in health and social care settings; new guidance regarding isolation exemptions for health and social care staff; clarification regarding wearing of PPE and COVID-19 contact tracing; a reminder about staff wellbeing support

PCA(O)2021(9)

Here you can find the link to the PCA issued 8th August 2021. This letter advises on the following: an update on physical distancing requirements in health and social care settings; revised IPC guidance for community health and care settings – environmental cleaning and waste disposal;  the allowance values, criteria and claims process for CET

Joint statement on lockdown restriction easing and self-isolation exemption in Scotland

The College and Optometry Scotland have published a joint statement developed in conjunction with Scottish Government to explain how lockdown restriction easing will affect optical practices and have issued guidance on the appropriate application of the self-isolation exemption in Scotland following recent government announcements. Self-isolation exemption Following the publication of a letter from the Scottish

PCA(O)2021(8)

Here you can find the link to the PCA issued 6th July 2021, regarding: This letter advises on the following:  IPC guidance, including the use of gloves and aprons in the medium risk pathway; PPE funding; Staff wellbeing; Workforce Specialist Service; £500 non-consolidated payment – claims for locums and sessional paid staff; Patient / patient

Optometry Scotland’s Response to PCA(O)2021(7)

4th March 2021 Dear Colleagues, We hope you are keeping well and rested when possible, during this busy time for optometry practices during the remobilisation phase of the pandemic.  We wanted to update you on discussions around the most recent SGHD circular PCA(O)2021(07) released on 4th March 2021. Overall, practices remain busy with pent-up demand