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Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical and practice guidance for adult care homes

National clinical and practice guidance (updated 15 May 2020) to support those working in adult care homes in Scotland during the COVID-19 pandemic.

15 May 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical and practice guidance for adult care homes

This guidance provides targeted clinical and practice advice about COVID-19 to support those working with adults in care homes. It has been updated by the Care Homes Clinical and Professional Advisory Group (CPAG), a short life multi-disciplinary group chaired by members of the Chief Medical Officer and Chief Nursing Officer directorates. The group has been established to provide clinical and professional advice throughout the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The guidance considers some of the practical steps that are required to support good infection control within care homes and is based on Health Protection Scotland COVID-19 - Information and guidance for care home settings.

The Care Homes CPAG will continue to review the guidance taking account of changes in the emerging picture around COVID-19


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