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Social care in England, monthly statistics: March 2022

We wanted to provide you with the current statistics for social care in England for March 2022. This document includes infection control measures, COVID-19 testing rates and vaccination statistics for adult, young adult and domiciliary social care settings.

COVID-19 testing in care settings:

  • There were 7,134 positive test results among staff which is less than half the number seen in the week ending 4 January 2022 (17,555). The number of positive lateral flow tests returned by care home staff has continued to rapidly decrease since January 2022
  • There were 1,637 positive tests results among residents. The number of positive rapid lateral flow tests has started to stabilize

Infection control measures in care settings:

  • 86.7% of social care settings in England were able to accommodate residents receiving visitors. This has increased since the end of January 2022 after a substantial decrease at the end of December 2021
  • 82.4% of social care settings who had staff required to self-isolate paid those staff their full wages while self-isolating. This proportion has remained consistent since mid-December 2020
  • 69.4% of social care settings had no staff members working in another health or social care setting. This proportion has been stable since the end of November 2021, after a period of gradual decline from April 2021

COVID-19 vaccinations in staff working in domiciliary care, younger adult care settings:

The following proportions of social care staff have been reported to have received their COVID-19 vaccination doses:

In younger adult social care settings:

  • 94.6% of staff have been reported to have received 2 doses
  • 48.3% of staff have been reported to have received their booster dose

For domiciliary care staff:

  • 84.4% of staff have been reported to have received 2 doses
  • 42.6% of staff have been reported to have received their booster dose

COVID-19 vaccinations for residents of younger adult care settings:

Residents of younger adult care homes were not part of a single priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine. However, the conditions for which they reside in care homes are likely to make them more vulnerable to COVID-19 and they were therefore likely to be part of priority groups 3 to 9. Booster roll out, however, is dependent on the recommended time gap between second and booster doses rather than specific priority groups.

In younger adult care settings:

  • 92.3% of residents have been reported to have received 2 doses
  • 80.2% of residents have been reported to have received their booster dose

We hope you find this information and statistics helpful. Please, Click here to see the full document released by The Government.

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