Guidance

Infection prevention and control in adult social care: acute respiratory infection

Infection prevention and control measures to reduce the spread of viral acute respiratory infections (ARIs), including COVID-19, in adult social care settings.

Applies to England

Documents

PPE requirements when caring for a person with suspected or confirmed acute respiratory infection (ARI)

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Details

This guidance sets out the measures that can help to reduce the spread of viral acute respiratory infections, including COVID-19, in adult social care settings in England.

It applies to:

  • adult social care providers
  • managers of adult social care services
  • adult social care staff

The guidance also contains information that is relevant to:

  • local authorities
  • NHS services
  • service users
  • personal assistants
  • unpaid carers
  • visitors in adult social care settings and services

This ARI supplement should be read alongside infection prevention and control (IPC) resource for adult social care

Published 31 January 2024