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Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding advice and support

Details of shielding advice to help people make informed decisions and access support services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): shielding advice and support
Carers and healthcare workers

Carers and healthcare workers

Your carers and visitors who support you with your everyday needs can continue to visit. This is unless they have any of the symptoms of coronavirus themselves.

All visitors should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds when they arrive. They should do often during their visit. It is important to do so before and after preparing food.

It is also a good idea to speak to your carers about what happens if one of them becomes unwell. Contact your local authority if your carer or healthcare workers cannot come due to illness.

If you need help with care, you can contact local carer organisations to arrange care.

Advice for unpaid carers providing personal care

We have published advice for unpaid carers providing personal care. It is for people who provide help to a family member or friend such as washing or dressing. This can be someone they do or do not live with. It also provides advice on when to use PPE and where to get it.

First published: 7 Oct 2020 Last updated: 16 Oct 2020 -