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New guidance for social or community care and residential settings on COVID-19
< February 2020

New guidance for social or community care and residential settings on COVID-19

Public Health England have issued updated guidance (25th February) for social care providers around the COVID-19 coronavirus.

The guidance includes sections on:

  • What to do if an employee becomes unwell and believe they have been exposed to COVID-19
  • Closure of the office or workplace or residential setting and other actions if staff, members of the public or residents are undergoing COVID-19 testing and they have been in the office, workplace or residential setting
  • What to do if someone with confirmed COVID-19 has recently been in the office, workplace or residential setting
  • What to do if someone in the office, workplace or residential setting has had contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Specific actions for social and community care staff visiting patients at home or providing care to residents
  • What social, community and residential care settings need to do now

The guidance can be viewed here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19/guidance-for-social-or-community-care-and-residential-settings-on-covid-19

 

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