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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
Review process

Review process

This guidance reflects current COVID guidance and health and safety advice. It will be kept under review in line with any changes in COVID protection levels and feedback from Health and Social Care partnerships, providers, representative groups and people using services will be sought prior to any change.

Independent advice should be sought by parties where they feel it necessary. It is important that any bodies who provide or manage any types of housing referred to in this guidance continue to check and comply with all legal obligations on them to be sure those types of housing are safe place to visit and with any health and safety or other obligations in respect of it being a safe workplace. This guidance does not supersede or provide any advice on those matters. Independent advice should be sought on compliance with any of these matters if needed.

We regularly review our guidance. If you have any questions about this document please contact your sector representatives or contact us directly. We will update this guide to provide more information if necessary.


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