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Further Information

New adult social care guidance to protect the most vulnerable against COVID-19

The Department of Health and Social Care has issued new guidance to councils and care providers on COVID-19.

The guidance covers situations found across residential care settings and where care is delivered in people’s own homes. It is designed to ensure people who receive care are well supported.

There is separate guidance for the following types of provision

  • click here for residential care guidance

    This guidance is aimed at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and registered providers of accommodation for people who need personal or nursing care. This includes registered residential care and nursing homes for people with learning disabilities, mental health and/or other disabilities

  • click here for supported living guidance
    This is aimed at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), community health services, and providers of care and support delivered within supported living environments (people in their own homes), including for people with mental health conditions, learning disabilities or autistic adults
  • click here for home care guidance.

    This guidance is aimed at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and registered providers, who support and deliver care to people in their own homes, including community health services. It takes account of latest government advice on self-isolation, set out in guidance issued by Public Health England.

Public Health England (PHE) have issued guidance for individuals, families and informal care workers of what to do to maintain home care support safely, if they are advised to isolate themselves at home.

Click here for separate guidance setting out arrangements for people in prisons.