The Department of Health and Social Care has issued new guidance to councils and care providers as the Government works to delay the spread of COVID-19.
The guidance covers situations found across residential care settings and where care is delivered in people's own homes. It is designed to ensure people who receive care are well supported.
The guidance is available on the Public Health England website.
Guidance on home care provision
This guidance is aimed at local authorities, clinical commissioning groups () and registered providers, who support and deliver care to people in their own homes, including community health services.
It takes account of latest government advice on self-isolation, set out in guidance issued by Public Health England. There will also be separate guidance setting out arrangements for people in prisons.
Provision of care and support in people's home is a high priority service, in that most care and support cannot be deferred to another day without putting individuals at risk of harm. It is therefore vital that these services are prioritized and this guidance will support you in doing this. This guidance will be regularly updated. Access the guidance here.
Please visit key websites for more information on this current COVID 19 updates such as gov.uk/coronavirus or contact your GP for more information or dial non emergency 111 for COVID 19 updates.