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Guidance for supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)
< August 2020

Guidance for supported living services during coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Health & Social Care has issued guidance for providers of supported living settings.

This guidance is designed to update and build on the previous advice to supported living providers, which was withdrawn on 13 May 2020. The updated guidance sets out:

  • key messages to assist with planning and preparation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic so that local procedures can be put in place to minimise risk and provide the best possible support to people in supported living settings
  • safe systems of working including, social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene and enhanced cleaning
  • how infection prevention and control (IPC) and personal protective equipment (PPE) applies to supported living settings

Download it here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/supported-living-services-during-coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-supported-living

The National Care Forum (NCF) has issued a briefing around this new guidance:

https://www.nationalcareforum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/NCF-briefing-Supported-Living-Guidance.pdf

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