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.