Guidance

Infection prevention and control in adult social care: COVID-19 supplement

Sets out how to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in adult social care settings in England.

Applies to England

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The guidance is to be used to support the response to COVID-19. It applies to adult social care settings and services in England from 4 April 2022. It should be read with the infection prevention and control (IPC) resource for adult social care, which should be used as a basis for any IPC response.

This supplement should also be read with the adult social care testing guidance, which details the testing regimes for all staff, as well as any resident and outbreak testing where applicable.

The guidance is for people responsible for setting and maintaining standards of IPC within adult social care in England, such as care managers.

Published 31 March 2022
Last updated 3 May 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated 'COVID-19 supplement to the infection prevention and control resource for adult social care’ to reflect the latest guidance on symptoms and aerosol-generating procedures. Added further information on testing and PPE for live-in carers.

  2. First published.