COVID-19: guidance for social or community care and residential settings

Guidance for social or community care and residential settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

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This information has been superseded by the guidance on COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care guidance



This guidance will assist social, community and residential care employers in providing advice to their staff on:

  • the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
  • what to do if someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a health or social care setting
  • what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas
  • risk assessments for undertaking domiciliary visits or providing care in residential settings
  • actions to take if staff come into contact with someone who is self-isolating or is a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19
Published 25 February 2020