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Adult social care: coronavirus (COVID-19) winter plan 2020 to 2021

The government's ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter.

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Adult social care: our COVID-19 winter plan 2020 to 2021

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Please read this guidance with the latest overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19)

The winter plan sets out:

  • our ambitions for the sector and the challenges facing adult social care this winter
  • key actions for national bodies (Department of Health and Social Care), local systems (local authorities and NHS England) and adult social care providers

It covers 4 themes:

  • preventing and controlling the spread of infection in care settings
  • collaboration across health and care services
  • supporting people who receive social care, the workforce, and carers
  • supporting the system

Each section sets out our offer of national support and our expectations for adult social care providers alongside published guidance.

The plan applies to all settings and contexts in which people receive adult social care. This includes people’s own homes, residential care homes and nursing homes, and other community settings.

Published 18 September 2020
Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added link to latest overview of adult social care guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19).

  2. Added easy read version of the plan.

  3. First published.