Adult Social Care Infection Control Fund

Sets out the infection control measures that the infection control fund will support, including information on the distribution of funds and reporting requirements.


Assurance statement: annex D of circular

Reporting template: annex E of circular


This guidance applies to the first Infection Control Fund, which operated between May 2020 and October 2020. While this fund is no longer live, this guidance is preserved here for reference.

This document has been prepared in response to questions received from local government and care providers about the infection control fund.

The fund is worth £600 million. The main purpose of this fund is to support adult social care providers to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in and between care homes.

A smaller percentage of the fund can be used to support domiciliary care providers and wider workforce resilience to deal with COVID-19 infections.

Published 9 June 2020
Last updated 15 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added note outlining that the fund is now closed and that the guidance is being left as reference.

  2. Added spreadsheet: 'Local authority spending of the Infection Control Fund'.

  3. Added updated document 'Reporting template: annex E of circular' and updated deadline to 30 September 2020.

  4. Added document: 'Local authority spending of the first tranche of the Infection Control Fund'.

  5. First published.