Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19): providing home care

Information for those providing personal care to people living in their own home during the coronavirus outbreak.

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The document brings together guidance for social care staff, registered providers, local authorities and commissioners who support and deliver care to people in their own homes in England.

It covers:

  • personal protective equipment
  • shielding and care groups
  • hospital discharge and testing
  • government support for social care
  • information collection and governance
Published 22 May 2020
Last updated 24 June 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'hospital discharge and testing' section to state "anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms can now be tested, which includes individuals receiving home care. This can be accessed through the digital portal or by calling 119 to book testing".

  2. First published.