COVID-19: ethical framework for adult social care

A framework to support the planning and organisation of adult social care during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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The information in this guidance has been superseded by Infection prevention and control in adult social care: COVID-19 supplement.

Applies to England



Guidance on ethical considerations for local authorities and adult social care professionals planning their response to COVID-19.

This guidance may be reviewed and updated as the outbreak develops and subsequent guidance may be issued to support its application.

Published 19 March 2020
Last updated 28 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added translations in 11 languages.

  2. First published.