Guidance

COVID-19: guidance for supported living and home care

Supported living and home care in the event of a coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

This publication was withdrawn on

Further guidance for this sector is under development.

For advice on the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in supported living settings and in home care settings, you may find it useful to refer to Personal protective equipment (PPE) - resource for care workers delivering homecare (domiciliary care) in England.

More information is available in the guidance on the provision of home care.

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Guidance for providers of supported living and home care in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

The guidance sets out:

  • how to maintain delivery of care in the event of an outbreak or widespread transmission of COVID-19
  • what to do if care workers or individuals being cared for have symptoms of COVID-19

You can also read guidance on admission and care of people in care homes.

Published 13 March 2020
Last updated 6 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added link to guidance on admission and care of people in care homes, and marked guidance on residential care provision as withdrawn, as guidance on admission and care of people in care homes has replaced it.

  2. Added information on implications of household isolation guidance for residential care, supported living and home care settings.

  3. First published.