Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our latest* guidance and support for the public sector in response to COVID-19

*Content on this page is being updated regularly with the latest guidance and readily available resources on how Skills for Health, as the Sector Skills Council for Health, can support you and your workforce during this challenging time.

If you are a clinician, please first see specific coronavirus advice from the NHS here.

If you are a member of the public looking for health advice on coronavirus, please go to the NHS website.

And if you are looking for the latest advice about the government response to the outbreak and travel information, please go to the gov.uk website.

Skills for Health response to COVID-19 update

Find out more about our updated ways of working in response to COVID-19 - our commitment to maintaining and providing the continuity of our services, supporting your organisation to secure a sustainable workforce, whilst putting yours and our people first, during these unprecedented times.

Covid-19 Workforce Survey

It’s more vital than ever to understand how Covid-19 has impacted our NHS and care workforce, take part in this national survey to help understand the skills and solutions needed to support the health sector rebuild.

By taking part, we will donated 10p to NHS Charities Together for every completed survey.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Awareness​ course

Access this free, online learning resource, developed by Skills for Health to support those working in the public sector, particularly key workers, to learn about COVID-19.

This regularly updated guidance will ensure your workforce is well prepared to recognise and prevent the spread of the virus over the coming weeks and months, allowing for continuity of your best possible service delivery during these unprecedented times.

(includes Statutory/Mandatory elearning training, aligned to the UK’s Core Skills Training Framework, including Infection Prevention and Control)

Read what users are saying about the course here

Over 18,000 key workers across a broad range of public service organisations have now successfully completed the course. Find out their feedback here.

COVID-19: ‘Putting our people & patients first’

A message from our Chief Executive, John Rogers, in response to COVID-19.

‘The new normal’

Chief Executive, John Rogers writes for Public Sector Executive - Apr/May

HEE guidance

If you are an NHS Trust in England looking for guidance on statutory/mandatory training and CSTF alignment during the response to Covid-19, please see guidance from Health Education England here.

Honour Our Health Heroes

It has never been more vital to ensure our remarkable NHS and wider health and care workforce receive the recognition they deserve. Find out how to support ‘Our Health Heroes’ today.

Healthcare Apprenticeships support

Healthcare Apprenticeship Standards Online (HASO) have recently launched a range of online resources aimed at supporting apprentices and employers navigate the changes to apprenticeships as a result of COVID-19. Find all the latest updates and guidance for Apprenticeships, including downloadable guides, printable support and FAQs from our team

COVID-19: Latest News and Blogs

There’s never been a more important time to support the UK’s Healthcare HR teams

Holding together in a state of uncertainty – the power of Emotional Intelligence

Frontline matters: mental health and wellbeing of our NHS workforce

Leadership and complexity during crisis

Insight into a voluntary shift with Team London as they help induct key staff at NHS Nightingale London

Essential COVID-19 training for all key workers

Skills for Health and NHS Professionals supporting the urgent training needs of front-line staff

Flexing the roster to tackle COVID-19