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

Feb 26, 2020

This guidance is for social or community care and residential settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.


The guidance will assist social, community and residential care employers in providing advice to their staff on:

  • the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
  • how to help prevent spread of all respiratory infections including COVID-19
  • what to do if someone suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 has been in a health or social care setting
  • what advice to give to individuals who have travelled to specific areas
  • risk assessments for undertaking domiciliary visits or providing care in residential settings
  • actions to take if staff come into contact with someone who is self-isolating or is a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19


Published 25 February 2020 by Public Health England


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