Coronavirus (COVID-19): adult social care guidance

Information for the adult social care sector on responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

This page brings together coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance published by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and Public Health England (PHE) for the adult social care sector and other relevant guidance.

Read the government’s adult social care action plan for supporting the sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

See the PHE document collection Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for guidance issued to the public, health professionals and on other non-clinical settings.

Read an overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Providing and receiving care

Buying care and support through direct payments

Unpaid carers


Planning care

Other relevant guidance

Published 15 April 2020
Last updated 27 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added 'COVID-19: how to work safely in domiciliary care'.

  2. Added 'COVID-19: how to work safely in care homes' guidance.

  3. First published.