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Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical guidance for the management of clients accessing care at home, housing support and supported housing

Published: 6 Aug 2020
Last updated: 8 Sep 2021 - see all updates

Guidance for local authorities, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) and registered providers, who deliver care and support to people in their own homes or provide supported accommodation including sheltered housing, extra care housing and supported living during the pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical guidance for the management of clients accessing care at home, housing support and supported housing
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Purpose

From 9 August 2021, Scotland moved beyond the Protection Levels system.

This purpose of this guidance is to provide clarity on the measures that should continue to be taken to limit the risk of transmission, when providing care and support to individuals (who may still be more vulnerable to COVID-19) within:

  • the community
  • their own home
  • supported housing

Another purpose of this guidance is to clarify that people living in supported housing settings and any visitors are currently subject to the same rules and should follow the same guidance as the general public.

The guidance also provides links to further guidance for providing care and support, and using communal spaces in supported housing settings, some of which will still be mandated for health and social care providers.

It remains possible that the picture may change yet again, leading to either greater freedoms or specific concerns. If this happens, further advice will be issued.


First published: 6 Aug 2020 Last updated: 8 Sep 2021 -